A community Story by Miriam Verheyden about the first 100 days living alcohol-free.
This week on Sober Stories, we had the opportunity to interview Dr. Jeff Simone of @reactionrecovery. (S01/E008) Jeff is a Doctor of Clinical Pharmacology, living in the greater Philadelphia area. Jeff battled an opioid and amphetamine addiction that he first sought treatment for in 2013. After several difficult years, he achieved sustained remission in 2016 and is currently living a life of full abstinence. Jeff founded Reaction Recovery in 2019 where he currently works one on one with individuals who are seeking to achieve greater emotional and physical stability on their own recovery journeys. Jeff has coached over 150 clients and families, centered on the Bio-psycho-social Model. Jeff also hosts the podcast “Surviving Opioids – Beyond an Epidemic.”
This week on Sober Stories, we had the opportunity to interview Alex McRoberts. (S01/E007) Alex is a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach, entrepreneur, podcaster, and Ontario Certified Teacher. She has taught yoga internationally, in Canada, where she is from, Kuwait, where she called home for five years. She now resides in Bali, Indonesia. When Alex became sober in 2019, yoga played a key role in her sober journey. In 2020, Alex founded the Mindful Life Practice Community and Sober Curious Yoga, an online yoga community with participants from all over the world who are changing their relationship with alcohol using mindfulness techniques such as yoga, meditation, community and journaling. She also hosts the Sober Yoga Girl Podcast.
This week on Sober Stories, we had the opportunity to interview Kevin Bellack of @thesoberginger. In our conversation with Kevin, we talked about his experience talking about mental health and therapy for men, navigating marriage while changing your relationship with alcohol, and the power of vulnerability and storytelling.
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