Seeing others drink hasn’t been something that has bothered me much in sobriety unless I see someone visibly and dangerously intoxicated. But seeing someone drinking at work? At their desk? In front of me? I wrongly assumed work was a safe space where alcohol wouldn’t be a factor I had to think about.
The first three parts of this series focused on our brains – how we start to heal them in recovery. Equally important are the ways we can take care of our bodies in recovery, ways that also support our efforts to heal our brains and maintain their neuroplasticity.
“One Rep” Marv, 31, of San Diego, California says he found his purpose after a decade-long battle with addiction: spreading the message that since addiction affects us mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, our physical health must be addressed through fitness and proper nutrition. After three years sober, he quit his day job and started his own company, One Rep at a Time. We chatted with Marv about how he thrives in recovery.
It can feel like tough times come at us hard and fast. Just when you’re getting the hang of this recovery thing, a situation comes up that shakes you to your very core. Something that makes you stare into the night sky and wonder, “Am I being tested?” But the answer is no, my friend. You’re not. You’re just living life, and handling what comes at you.
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction’s interim report recommended the President declare a national public health emergency due to the opioid crisis. Lisa McLaughlin and Robin McIntosh, Co-CEOs of Workit Health, the world’s first online addiction care program, respond with the following statement.