Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, March 11, 2014

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QUESTION

My question is … being newly sober; it seems that this is like a life-long work battle that’s ahead of me. It’s a little daunting right now in that I was at a meeting last night … that I was a little bored. I’m like, “Uh, is this what’s going to happen for the rest of my life?” I’m just kind of wondering … is there going to be a point where things are calmed, and there’s healing, and life just happens, and it’s enjoyable? Because right now it seems a little like a lot … like I’m taking on a lot with this. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, March 5, 2014

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QUESTION

I just got out of a residential rehab program for the second time in six months. After about 60 days I got lackadaisical with both the meetings and doing my step work. And it was about a month after that that I started drinking again. So I know those are the most important things I have to do now. I’m going to try and get a sponsor today. I’m going to stick with the meetings every day, and I’m going to stick with my step work. Is there anything else I should do? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, February 25, 2014

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QUESTION

My question for you is I went to a recovery center this past summer that was rather strict. They didn’t allow things like cigarettes, caffeine, or sugar, and I was wondering, does abstaining from these items help your brain heal any faster during recovery, or does abstinence perhaps help in another way? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, February 18, 2014

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QUESTION

I just recently completed a 30 day program at a treatment center and I’m now out after I was drinking. Obviously it was my addiction but one of the questions I have for you was that when I was in treatment center, this was my first treatment center ever. One of the things that I continued to hear with other people within there was that a lot of individuals kept coming back, four or five, six times. Being new, I feel like I do have a good foundation. Besides going to meetings, getting a sponsor, what other suggestions would you have for me going forward to really make a good concrete program for myself? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, February 11, 2014

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QUESTION

My husband, and sister, and mother have been discussing my drinking habits with their friends and our extended family, which makes me feel uncomfortable. I just didn’t know if you had any suggestions how I should deal with the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, February 04, 2014

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QUESTION

My father has been an active functioning drinker my entire life, but I was wondering what’s the best way to deal with this because I can’t be around him and his active drinking, and I do want our relationship to grow and get better. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, January 21, 2014

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QUESTION

I’ve been through several treatment programs down from Florida all the way up to Connecticut, and every time I got out of the programs I’ve gotten some sobriety behind my belt through the programs. When I return home to my spouse, she was continuing to drink in the household. She was involved in several of the family meetings that I was at, at these treatment centers.

It was pretty clear to me and to her and to the therapist that in order for me to have support throughout AA of course, and keeping my sobriety, that she should probably keep the alcohol, wine or vodka, whatever it was that was in the house, out of the house to help keep my environment, my home safe. I kept returning home to this, and it became a problem. It became a trigger for me. What would you recommend I do in the future? Read the rest of this entry »