“The only thing you have to change is everything.”

 

Is it possible to hang out with your drinking buddies when you’re sober? How about your drug dealer? You can still talk to him right? I mean just because you’re not using now doesn’t mean you can’t still be friends. These are nice thoughts but the reality is, the company we keep can make or break our sobriety. 

 

This week we dive into the influence that comes from the people we surround ourselves with. The hard truth can be that if we intend to take our sobriety seriously, it’s not likely that we can maintain some relationships. Does this mean we have to have some hard conversations? It could. Tune in to hear us get into it. 

 

The topic this week is inspired by the moving story from Donny of the Not So Anonymous podcast. Donny watched what drugs and alcohol did to his family as he was growing up. He learned that this was the way to cut loose at a young age but vowed not to cross certain lines. After blowing past those he found himself a full blown opioid addict. His story is a testament of how we can use our stories to help others. 

 

Thanks Donny for sharing your story!

 

Follow Donny on IG at @the_real_don_ellis and check out the Not So Anonymous Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts! Follow on IG at @notsoanonymous . 

 

RESOURCES 

Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/drugs-and-suicide/ 

 

If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/co-occurring-disorders/suicide-hotline/

 

Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings 

https://aa-intergroup.org/ 

 

Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 

https://virtual-na.org/ 

 

Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 

https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/ 

 

Refuge Recovery website

https://refugerecovery.org

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 

1-800-662-HELP 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 

 

Suicide prevention hotline 

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

 

Domestic Violence hotline 

1-800-799-SAFE 

https://www.thehotline.org/ 

 

National Human Trafficking hotline

1-888-373-7888

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

 

Al-Anon information (support for families)

https://al-anon.org/

 

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Contact us if you have ideas for a show, are interested in sharing your story, or are struggling in any way. Seriously. 

 

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