SGR Ep88 - Sick Boys: How to Deal with Feeling Emotions in Sobriety

Shane Ramer and Jeff Manter on Sober Guy Radio

How can people in recovery cope with tragedy and loss? What would you do in sobriety when faced with grief and uncertainty? Would you relapse?

Shane Ramer and his best buddy, Seth Manter, discuss what it's like feeling emotions again and how they've dealt with tough times before and after recovery.

Seth unexpectedly lost his grandfather in a sudden accident. He also recently discovered his mother has cancer, and he talks about how his old alcoholic self would've dealt with difficult times and how he deals with them now. Then Shane opens up and makes a heartfelt confession. His biggest fear is that one day he'll be faced with such a horrific life event, that he won't be able to prevent himself from going back to drugs and alcohol.

Later in the show, the two discuss the work/life balance, and how recovering alcoholics and addicts may become workaholics as a new way of avoiding life.  They also go over the importance of having a network of family and friends for support, being present in the moment, and admitting when they're wrong. Lastly, they run through The Heart and Hustle round!

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