RMA-Episode 46 Show Notes:
What is a “high-functioning” alcoholic? I think there are a fair number of people out there who are able to keep drinking and using while at the same time enjoying success in a career and having a normal-appearing life. The keyword there is “appearing” because as anyone who has been there can tell you, when you are wrestling with an addiction while trying to hold together a professional career, you spend a lot of time on appearances. Eventually, like a house of cards built on quicksand, the whole thing comes tumbling down. That’s what happened to this week’s guest Grant Boyken. Grant had a successful career and a solid family life until the day came where he could no longer hide the fact that he was living another life where he was drinking all day, and quietly falling apart. But don’t worry! The story has a happy ending.
Plus, a listener asks if getting high on Delta 8 THC is a relapse, and Mike and Nat talk about their wacky weeks, so please join us as we voyage into a confessional, really long, inquisitive episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
Recovery in the News:
The Week in Weird:
LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE
You can reach us by email at:
Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone!
Check out the website:
While you’re there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast.
Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).
Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!
We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.
If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.
Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):