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That Sober Guy Podcast


My name is Shane Ramer. As long as I was high I didn't have to feel. Drugs took the pain away, and to be honest, I liked being high. I thought I was cool. I even had a nickname, 'Cocaine Shane'. I'm a regular dude from the suburbs in Northern California. After 17 years of struggling with drugs and alcohol, for the first time in my life I took a stand for something. I didn't care what anyone would say. I didn't care what anyone would think. I went to rehab and got sober September 11th, 2013. Now I talk to people about addiction, alcoholism, recovery, and more. If I can do it, you can do it too. Check us out at www.ThatSoberGuy.com

Apr 20, 2018

In this episode:

 

  • Nothing is permanent 
  • Clinging to things 
  • Clinging creates suffering
  • Suffering creates pain

 

Negative ways to deal with pain

  • substances
  • denial
  • anger
  • stuff it down
  • not talk about it
  • act like it doesn't bother me
  • staying busy

 

Positive ways to deal with pain

  • communication
  • community (not isolating)
  • understanding that pain is a part of life
  • god/higher power
  • prayer/meditation
  • laughing, remembering good times
  • exercise

 

 

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