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09: We Answer Your Questions
Chip and Veronica answer questions from listeners on the subjects of going to 12-step recovery meetings, living with someone who drinks and still having cravings at 2-years sober. To learn more, visit the show notes.
*Trigger warning* Discussion of overcoming childhood sexual abuse. How do you heal from abuse and trauma? Can you overcome childhood abuse and go on to have a happy life and fulfilling relationships? Chip explains exactly how he did that. To learn more, visit the show notes.
07: Chip's Story
*Trigger warning* Discussion of childhood sexual abuse. In this episode, Chip tells his incredible story of recovery. He grew up in an upper-class British family with no love or warmth, was abandoned to a boarding school at age seven where he was bullied. By 18 he was sticking needles in his arms. He spent time in prison and five days on life support. Listen to his amazing story of transformation. In next week's episode, we will discuss how he healed and overcame all of this...
More than anything else loneliness is one of the biggest challenges for people who want to stop drinking. Both hosts describe their loneliest moments and how they overcame them. To learn more, visit the show notes.
05: Trauma and Addiction
*Trigger warning* We will be discussing the relationship between trauma and addiction. The reality of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how Connection is the answer to all trauma. To learn more, visit the show notes.
04: The First Year of Recovery
There are so many 'firsts' in the first year of recovery. your first sober Christmas, birthday, summer etc. How do you get through them? What are the highs and lows to prepare for? To learn more, visit the show notes.
03: How to Manage Change in Recovery
Dealing with momentous change and keeping your sobriety can be a real challenge. In this episode, Chip and Veronica discuss how to keep your resolve, stay calm, and remember why you became sober in the first place. To learn more, visit the show notes.
02: Relationships and Recovery
Relationships in recovery can be challenging! Chip and Veronica discuss their own dating disasters, how vulnerable we are in early recovery, and how we all just want to be loved...but go about the wrong way of getting it. To learn more, visit the show notes.
01: Spirituality for Atheists
Chip is a life-long committed atheist. Veronica is 'spiritual but not religious.' In this episode, they discuss whether or not you need 'god' to get and stay sober and what spirituality actually means. To learn more, visit the show notes.
00: Introducing the Soberful Podcast
Veronica Valli and Chip Somers introduce their new podcast. Together they have over 50 years of sobriety (Chip has 33 years and Veronica has 18). They bring this experience to the Soberful podcast as well as discussing their own struggles and mistakes. They both passionately believe that anyone can recover if they have the right tools and support. To learn more, visit the show notes.