Defeating Substance Abuse After Two Decades – Shane Watson

Shane Watson is a Prevention Specialist and Public Information Officer for the Scottsdale-based nonprofit notMYkid. During his time with the organization he’s performed over 500 speaking engagements throughout the U.S., facilitated an early…

Shane Watson is a Prevention Specialist and Public Information Officer for the Scottsdale-based nonprofit notMYkid. During his time with the organization he’s performed over 500 speaking
engagements throughout the U.S., facilitated an early intervention program for teens, and done over 100 local and national media appearances for notMYkid. As a prevention professional, a
parent, and a person in long term recovery, his goal is to use his personal and professional knowledge and experience to help others maintain their mental and behavioral health.

Tune in to this episode to find out how he overcame two decades of substance abuse to where he is at now.

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CEO of True Mobile Health and Co-Founder of notMYkid – Steve Moak

After a long-term struggle with alcohol and drugs, Steve Moak now has a passion for recovery, expertise in marketing, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a profound desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need of recovery. Steve Moak is the…

After a long-term struggle with alcohol and drugs, Steve Moak now has a passion for recovery, expertise in marketing, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a profound desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need of recovery. Steve Moak is the CEO and Co-Founder of True Mobile Health and a founding part of
notMYkid, a local nonprofit that provides an array of youth and family service programs. Steve has been an active member in the recovery community in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona and maintains service work throughout the state. Steve was also an invited speaker at the Young Presidents Organization international conference in Scotland with Board Certified Addiction Specialist, Dr. Drew Pinsky.

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Intervention Star Ken Seely on Breaking Free From Denial

Kenneth Raymond Seeley is an interventionist and author. He is best known for his appearances on the A&E reality show, Intervention. Certified as a CIP, CCMI-M, RAS, CATC, Seeley himself has been sober since July 14, 1989. Since then, he has…

Kenneth Raymond Seeley is an interventionist and author. He is best known for his appearances on the A&E reality show, Intervention. Certified as a CIP, CCMI-M, RAS, CATC, Seeley himself has been sober since July 14, 1989. Since then, he has worked full-time in the business of recovery. He is the author of Face It and Fix It: A Three-Step Plan to Break Free from Denial and Discover the Life You Deserve. 

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Peer Recovery Coaching – Peter Brunzelle

Peter Brunzelle is the Executive of WisHope in Wisconsin. WisHope is a community-based recovery organization providing resources, recovery housing, addiction treatment, peer recovery coaching, training, and education. Peter is passionate about Peer…

Peter Brunzelle is the Executive of WisHope in Wisconsin. WisHope is a community-based recovery organization providing resources, recovery housing, addiction treatment, peer recovery coaching, training, and education. Peter is passionate about Peer Recovery Coaching and is excited to share information about the training and support that goes into developing a Peer Recovery Coach.

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Deep Recovery is More than Abstinence – Jim Kreitler

12-Step Program to Recovery and Treatment Centers

In this episode of I Love Being Sober, Tim Westbrook talks with Jim Kreitler about the 12 step process and deep recovery as opposed to abstinence from substances. Jim is the retired CEO of Calvary Healing Center, a local addiction treatment facility in operation for over 50 years. He has a Masters in Addiction Counseling and was licensed as a therapist. But maybe, more importantly, Jim has been sober since 1998 after inpatient rehab, intensive outpatient treatment and a lifetime commitment to 12 Step recovery. And he totally agrees with the statement “I Love Being Sober!”

 

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What Does Recovery Mean To You?

We are continuing our journey of spiritual growth at our sober living in Scottsdale, Arizona by following C.W. V. Straaten’s The Addiction Recovery Journal today and have come up to Day 3. If you are enjoying following along and seeing what wonderful things can happen in the span of 366 days please make sure to come back and join us.

“Day 3 – What does recovery mean to you?”

Before I really knew what recovery was through my own experiences I used to think that it just meant ‘being cured’ (shout out Passages lol), but now I know recovery isn’t just a quick fix or a word. Recovery is putting into practice the actions to support you no longer feeding into your past addictions. For me that means praying daily, meditating as often as possible, and accepting the world as it is instead of trying to shapeshift it into what I believe is how things ‘should be’. One thing I remember learning from my sponsors in the past is, “You should never be hard on yourself!”. So really what I’m saying is that recovery to me is a compilation of actions I do to keep myself spiritually, mentally, and emotionally fit.

Thanks for joining on the third day of our series at our sober living in Arcadia and Scottsdale for men and women with Camelback Recovery. Don’t forget like and follow us on Facebook and tune in here for the daily prompt! Until tomorrow, spiritual gangsters!

What Could People Learn From You

I’m back for the second day of our blogging growth series here at Camelback Recovery, a sober living home in Scottsdale and a sober living in Arcadia. We are going through The Addiction Recovery Journal by C.W. V. Straaten and responding to the daily prompt with all of your readers to grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. I hope you enjoy today’s blog and if you do please share on social media and be sure to like, follow, and comment on our post on the Facebook page. Thanks in advance spiritual fam!

“Day 2- What could people learn from you?”

As someone who has been in recovery and also worked in recovery for a female sober living program here in Scottsdale, I have attained many qualities that I believe would be beneficial for other people to attain themselves. Honestly, though, the one I feel like people could learn from me though would be being able to recognize when I am wrong and taking ownership of those things that I can improve on. Although recovery is mostly being willing to facilitate change within yourself even if it doesn’t necessarily happen 100% of the time. So although I still have moments where emotions may produce reactions, most of the time I am able to naturally be able to recognize the feeling of me acting in my defects. This is something so valuable to learn because it’s through that self-reflection and actively practicing the sixth step that as people in recovery we are able to become better versions of ourselves one right choice at a time.

Please let us know if you enjoyed reading and what your answer is to today’s prompt. We appreciate your feedback and support. Until tomorrow Camelback Recovery family!

Sober Living in Scottsdale Arizona

Welcome to our blog on sober living in Scottsdale, Arizona! If you’re new to the blog this will be a very exciting time to start reading. I will be going through and writing a blog post a day on recovery following the book The Addiction Recovery Journal by C.W. V. Straaten. We shall start the challenges or prompts as asked by the book and I hope to grow through this journey as well as learn a little more about what it means to help men and women get into the appropriate sober living home. Please follow along and keep me motivated by commenting or sharing the blog on whatever social media site you have to gain more of a following. So without further ado here we go fam!

“Day 1 – If your addiction was a person how would you describe him or her? What is the one piece of advice you would give him/her?”

I don’t believe that people are good or evil, unfortunately, my Borderline Personality does seem to bring up that kind of black and white thinking at times that I typically combat with the principles I have learned by working through the 12 steps and actively working a program. Like many addicts and alcoholics, drinking and drugging were ‘but a symptom’ for me as the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous tells us. Although, if my addiction, as tumultuous as it was, filled with anger, victimization and hopelessness was if anything a broken soul. So if my addiction was a person who suffered as horribly as I remember then it would be someone I would empathize with, but not enable. Today I try not to take anyone’s inventory but the best suggestion made to my family that aided my growth as a person was not to continue to fund, co-sign or support the nonsense I put them through. Now I am so grateful because it was through my own will that I was able to be open to the guidelines outlined in the 12-steps. The best advice I could give this person (my addiction in human form, king of like how Will Farrel is my sense of humor in human form) would be that there is a solution and if they are able to put the same amount of effort into their recovery as they are into their addiction then maybe, just maybe, the person of addiction could be a person who’s recovered.

That concludes today’s prompt, please come back daily to read the post and see what prompt or challenge the author has in store for us next. Thanks for reading our recovery home blog. Please make sure to share and comment if you enjoyed reading and make sure to like, comment and follow on our Facebook page.

Saving Children from Addiction – Mike Speakman

Mike is a licensed substance abuse counselor and family education life coach. In his private practice, Mike helps parents save their children from addiction. His knowledge and passion comes from his own recovery in 1978 and his successful career of…

Mike is a licensed substance abuse counselor and family education life coach. In his private practice, Mike helps parents save their children from addiction. His knowledge and passion comes from his own recovery in 1978 and his successful career of helping other addicts and alcoholics in residential treatment centers since 1988. Mike is also the founder of PAL, Parents of Addicted Loved-ones, a support group of parents helping parents and he is the author of The Four Seasons of Recovery for Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts. His book is designed to guide parents through the predictable (but often unknown) stages that addicts and alcoholics go through to finally achieve a successful life-long recovery. Mike is a 76 year resident of Arizona. He lives with his wife Karen in Phoenix and they have two grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Episode overview: The structure of hopelessness, how to know when an addict is really ready to do the work of
recovery, the 4 T’s of a quality Recovery Program.

 

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