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Emotional Sobriety: Discussing the book ”12 Smart Things…” by Dr. Alan Berger, PhD

September 24, 2021

RMA-Episode 55 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA-Emotional Sobriety as an essential element of recovery. What is it? How can we achieve it? Why is it important? You’ve heard us say that the real work begins once the drinking and using ends. This week we explain what that means. The quality of our recovery is determined by how we respond to the problems or challenges in our lives. But because we don’t know how best to respond to these issues, we end up stuck and frustrated. Emotional sobriety is a state in which we experience our emotions and respect them, but we respond to them the way we would respond to other kinds of information. So, we don’t act out in a knee-jerk response to every passing emotional state. 

 

Dr. Allen Berger wrote the book on Emotional Sobriety and this week Mike and Nat dive right in.

 

Plus, the week in review and the usual hijinks on a self-aware, fully differentiated, balanced episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

 

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12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness and Right Action 

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