Sobriety often is the first big gift we give to ourselves. If we’re lucky, it can often be the starting point to some beautiful revelations and wondrous developments. 


In this episode we’re joined in studio by David James, friend of the program and fitness guru. David has had a pretty tumultuous relationship with alcohol over the years but recently celebrated one year! Or 13 months, as you’ll hear here. Through his recovery he has been able to see the value that comes from continuing to work on yourself. Fitness is just one of the ways to do this. But self love can come in a lot of forms. Today, we’re talking about practicing self love through personal development. 


Tune in to hear David’s story. You’re sure to hear something you identify with.


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Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village 


If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village


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Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 


Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 


Refuge Recovery website


Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 



Suicide prevention hotline 



Domestic Violence hotline 



National Human Trafficking hotline



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Al-Anon information (support for families)


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