Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, September 23, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m newly sober. I am an opiate addict. I have a three-part question here. I know there are financial limitations and other, so what do you recommend for the number of days in a treatment center? The number of days recommended for sober house, and then how critical is it to return to an alcohol-free household after that? I know I’m an addict, but, obviously, I don’t feel alcohol is as bad of a problem as the opiates. I don’t want to dictate necessarily how my parents are living, so how critical do you think that is? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, September 16, 2014

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QUESTION

I’ve been trying to stay sober for the past 20 years. 2 and a half years ago I relapsed after 5 years of continuous sobriety. My question is, what am I doing wrong? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, September 09, 2014

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QUESTION

I recently left a treatment center, and I’m terrified of another relapse. I’ve been a chronic relapser for the past year. I’m faced with some uncontrollable changes, yet necessary changes right now, a long-overdue divorce, which I’m in the middle of. My children will be living with … Well, they’re moving right now, as we speak with my husband for the first year of my sobriety. That means that I’ll be alone, and I haven’t lived alone for the past 12 years. My question is what are some things you would suggest in early sobriety to help prevent another relapse? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, August 19, 2014

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QUESTION

As my program grows and I shed my skin a little bit and get that moving, should my spirituality continue to grow and should I re-examine that as I move forward? Then look back and re-examine my spirituality as I look at my program moving forward? Or should I not flip and flop with my spirituality, as I move forward with my program? Or should they equally move forward together? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, August 12, 2014

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QUESTION

There’s the traditional misconception that addiction is an issue of morality and more recently of course addiction has come to be thought of as a disease, a health issue. Yet the vast number of people still suffering from substance abuse disorders might suggest that the medical community has not fully responded to the shift and thinking. I’m wondering how you account for this discrepancy and how it can be fixed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, August 05, 2014

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QUESTION

My question for you is could you explain what leads up to a relapse and the best way to prevent a relapse? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, July 29, 2014

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QUESTION

I’ve been doing a lot of reading into the topic of recovery and I’ve just been getting kind of confused in the poll that some of the statistics that are out there these days like one for example I heard that on average, it takes three treatments for someone who really gets it. Can you shed some light on where I could get some more accurate statistics and if most of them are false or not? Read the rest of this entry »