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Recovery Elevator | Stop Drinking, Start Recovering. | Alcohol, Addiction & Life in Sobriety

Hello, I'm Paul and I've come to the realization that me and alcohol no longer get along. When I start drinking, I cannot stop, despite how many times I tell myself I'm only going out for just a couple. I've lost that battle 99 out of 100 times. I've tried to set boundaries on my drinking like never drink alone, and not before 5pm but several times found myself drinking alone well before 5pm. When I'm not drinking, I feel fidgety, contentious and anxious which eventually leads me back to the bottle. After grappling with alcohol for over a decade and a summer from hell in 2014, I decided on September 7th 2014, I HAVE to stop drinking. The Recovery Elevator Podcast is a medium to help keep me sober in addition to helping others struggling with alcohol quit drinking and maintain a healthy recovery. Don't make the same mistakes I did in early recovery. Hear from guests who are successfully navigating early sobriety. It won't be easy, but you can do this.
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Now displaying: March, 2015
Mar 30, 2015

Alcohol is the most dangerous drug in the world and you probably don’t even realize it.

 

 

David Nutt, psychiatrist at imperial college in the UK and former Chairman of the UK advisory council on drugs.

 

- Kills 3 million people worldwide

 

- Was fired for suggesting alcohol was most dangerous drug

 

- In the USA alcohol is responsible for 1/3 of all traffic fatalities

 

- With homicides ½ were intoxicated and 2/3 of domestic violence victims

 

- You’re likely to be a victim is doubled as well

 

Harm score from

 

- Measures drugs on a score of 16 (9 measure harm to individual user and 7 measure societal factors)

 

- Heroine, crack, and Meth are more dangerous when only individual factors, but even so, alcohol is the 4th.

 

- Tobacco is the 7th most harmful drug. 9/10 people can handle alcohol, but 0/10 people can smoke. QUIT SMOKING NOW

 

- Important to not confuse legality with dangerousness. The reasons some drugs are legal are mainly cultural and political.

 

- Marijuana is the gateway drug? Nope. It’s alcohol and even more dangerous than ecstasy and LSD

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2015

When I found out one of my brother's best friends is an alcoholic I was blown away; an a little upset that we hadn't connected years before so we could have been working together.

Here are some of the resources that Elliot likes.

 

Joe and Charlie

Rich Roll

Sandy Beach

 

Like Elliot mentioned, if you would like to get in touch with Elliot, email info@recoveryelevator.com and we will put you in touch with him.

 

 

 

Mar 16, 2015

It's so depressing to imagine the amount of money wasted on alcohol.

 Alcohol has cost me $155,052

 

 

Celebration

 

·      Ashamed, didn’t want to tell anyone. 185 days of sobriety.

 

Accountability

 

·      Goals

 

 

The research is conclusive. Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, did a study on goal-setting with 267 participants. She found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.

 

Goal: Quit drinking. Must have a date, a plan, details, etc.

 

 

 

Mar 9, 2015

Paul sums up his summer of 2014 and drinking career with one dream explaining why he decided his elevator had gone down far enough.

 

Points to discuss during Podcast

 

-It works! It's keeping me sober. Talk about every Monday at 6am goal and how someone reached out.

 

Fear of creating podcasts is no one will listen, mine is that people will actually listen.

 

Dream

 

            Peace, Calm, unity, free

Gary Jules - Mad World Dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had which describes how Paul felt in the summer of 2014.

 

 

 

Repeating statements, words etc. Broken Record. Are you not listening to your own podcasts?

 

 

 

Addiction doing laps on ten-speed bike

 

            Addiction can dunk a basketball

 

            Doing pull-ups

 

            Burpees         

 

            Taking a break, then buying performance enhancing drugs

 

Picture of my beautiful view while podcasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

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