Ep 170 – I’m More Than Just an Addict with Guest Nick C.

Warning: This episode contains discussions of suicide, sexual assault and trauma, childhood abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression.

There are a lot of stigmas around addiction that stop people from getting the help they need for recovery, or even talking about their experiences. Nick knows both sides; being an addict and going through recovery, as well as helping others no matter their financial situation get the help they need through Never Alone Recovery. Nick also knows what it means to help the family unit, not just the addict, when it comes to the recovery journey. This week’s episode 170 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about the power of a united family recovery journey! 

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of understanding the shame around addiction and actionable steps you can take right now to start to unearth the route cause of the emotions you feel before and during recovery. 

Some of the talking points I go over with my guest Nick in this episode include:

  • How Nick’s childhood played a huge role in his journey through addiction and now through recovery.
  • How familial relationships and stigmas can impair a person’s journey to and through recovery.
  • Why it’s just as important to treat the person with addiction as the family unit, and how cancer cells are a good analogy for addiction in the family
  • What Never Alone Recovery is, how to get involved or get help, and why the non-profit was started in the first place.

There’s a lot of work in recovery, and it’s not just with the person who has addiction but also for the family involved in that person’s life too. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast "Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery." It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I'm Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They're all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person's whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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