“Your mind is a dangerous neighborhood. Don’t go in there alone.”

 

So is it true? Are we never to be alone in sobriety? Must we be babysat like some sort of crazed maniac? Will we ever be okay to be alone?

 

All of the above. Being alone can be tricky in early sobriety. How do we navigate the early stages of having the drink or drug as a go-to anytime we get a spare second? Here’s a hint: we don’t do it alone. 

 

This week we’re talking about being alone in sobriety, a topic inspired by the warstory from Curtis! If you listen to Curtis’s story you’ll see how we settled on talking about this subject. Curtis spent much of his early days in sobriety trekking along the Pacific Coast Highway solo. He challenged himself everyday and had some serious time to reflect on his addiction. So it begs the question: can we benefit from alone time in sobriety? 

 

Join the conversation on IG at @othersideofhell_recoverypod and tell us what your experience has been. 

 

Curtis, along with Dani @sober.socially, were inspired to create the sober app which combines resources for all things recovery, fitness, and mental well being in one place. Check it out in the google play store or the apple app store. Look for The Other Side of Hell Podcast along with many others. 

 

Follow Curtis’s journey at @the.sober.nomad and check out the sober app @thesober.app.

 

Thanks Hellions! Remember you are the most important part of the show. 

 

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/

 

More information about Human Trafficking within the trucking community can be found here:

https://www.lanierlawfirm.com/trucking-and-human-trafficking/

 

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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