EP 13: Seeing Addiction Through the Eyes of a Sober Man
Alcohol. Drugs. Sex. Food. Money. Addiction is all around us. Sometimes it’s in our family. Sometimes it lies within us. And yet it can take years to seek help, and in some cases never. Why? In this episode, Michael takes us inside the addict’s challenging journey—from hitting bottom to recovery: Understanding the impact and effect of addiction on loved ones. The ONE question that only addicts and alcoholics ever ask. The hardest challenge in breaking through the addition and opening oneself up to recovery. Is F.I.N.E a call for help? Exposing the powerful relationship that alcoholics and addicts have with their addiction. Discover the powerful technique for making better decisions and previewing consequences. “I burned my life to the ground before I got there,” admits Michael Graubart (not his real name). In this gripping interview, Michael helps us understand addiction through the story of his 27-year journey of sobriety—from Al Anon to clarity to AA. Using his talents as author and songwriter, Michael brings to life the cold reality, the raw, personal consequences of addition. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Sober Dad: The Manual for Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, and his fourth book, Morning Coffee, was just published.