Welcome to I LOVE BEING SOBER… the show devoted to people struggling with addiction and mental health, treatment professionals, and loved ones of those who are seeking a KICK ASS SOBER LIFE.

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It’s a sad truth that 85% of people who get out of rehab are likely to relapse. Rehabilitation remains one of the best ways to help someone overcome their addiction from substance abuse or alcohol. However, often, it’s not enough. Sober living homes are created to help and support people out of rehab who need more help to prevent them from relapsing. Since Camelback Recovery is a women’s sober living program, based in Scottsdale, one of the most
ILBS 36 | Break Free From Addiction
  Breaking free from addiction doesn’t always mean going through the 12 steps. Alternative therapies are focusing on treating the person as a whole. That’s what is meant by a holistic approach. Joining us on the show is Dean Taraborelli, the founder of the Sanctuary, an integrative addiction recovery center in Sedona, Arizona. Sanctuary is a residential, non-12 step addiction recovery and trauma healing center, specializing in addictions of all types, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
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The latest statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have revealed that more women turn towards alcohol as a coping method. Between 2001 and 2013, alcohol consumption among women rose by 16%. And women who were already consuming alcohol at roughly four or more drinks per week went up by a staggering 58%. As of 2019, three in four women were struggling with alcohol use and abuse. Furthermore, the ratio had previously been 3-1
ILBS 35 | Spiritual Money
  Much like alcohol and drugs, money can become an addiction as well. Walter Clarke was once obsessed with earning more to satisfy his never-ending wants, but now leads a better life focused on spiritual money. He joins Tim Westbrook, MS as he looks back on how he chased money all his life, only to become miserable, devastated, and depressed. He reflects on his path to redemption, eliminating his unhealthy relationship with money. Walter has chosen
ILBS 32 | Addiction Intervention
  Healing is not a lonely business. It takes a village. With interventions, the family creates a plan to help their loved one struggling with addiction. In this episode, Tim Westbrook, MS invites Nanette Zumwalt to share with us her expertise as one of the top interventionists in the industry, both nationally and internationally. Nanette helps us understand what an intervention is, what role a family system plays, and how the process goes to find
ILBS 31 | Psychedelic Therapy
  When addressing any form of addiction, most people think of going to rehab or AA meetings. But Deanne Adamson takes it to another level and presents another solution: psychedelic therapy. She joins Tim Westbrook, MS to talk about how this can help a person dealing with addiction get into actual work that directly impacts mindset, perspective, and spirituality. She shares how beating alcoholism inspired her to set an example and later started Being True
ILBS 30 | Addiction Recovery Nutrition
  A good nutritional diet and addiction recovery go hand-in-hand. People forget that stress and depression mostly start in the brain, in the mind. So a good and healthy diet will help solve some brain inflammation and other negative things. To learn more about nutritional diets, join your host Tim Westbrook and his guest Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN. Kristin is a senior fellow at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She is the creator of their fuel well
  Addiction is a problem faced by many people, and sex addiction is a common one. In this episode, we talk about sex addiction and how to heal and recover from it. Tim Westbrook interviews Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW. He is the Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity, a unified group of online and real-world communities helping people to heal from intimacy disorders like compulsive sexual behavior and related drug abuse. Dr. Weiss discusses healing sex
  Trauma does not appear out of thin air. It comes from deep-seated issues and experiences that start from our childhood. Likewise, healing from trauma does not happen overnight. In this episode, Tim Westbrook is joined by Shalev Amar, also known as Freedom From Trauma on YouTube. Shalev works as a lawyer in his own Amar Law Group but has dedicated most of his life to learning about trauma and finding ways to overcome it.