45 - Helping an Addicted Loved One to Recover

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"Don't do anything FOR THEM, that they can do FOR THEMSELVES." - Jason Coombs


A lot of us think that being too emotional and sensitive is a weakness. That these extreme emotions are pitfalls to depression, anxiety, and for some, counters it with drugs that often lead to addiction. 


In this episode, Jason Coombs, shows that these emotions are gifts. Gifts that we need to hone to be productive.


Those who found comfort in taking alcohol, they see these not as the problem but as a solution to the problem. Jason shared with us his personal experience in drug addiction and how the overcome it. 


Join us as Jason uncover actionable steps on how to help a loved one in changing his/her life, not just an instantaneous change, but a lasting motivation towards change.



Key Takeaways


  • A person's potential to slip into addiction

  • Keeping an eye to the "red flags"

  • The secrets behind addiction

  • How addiction affects family and how to help them overcome it

  • Pain vs Pleasure

  • The power of boundaries

  • 5 Stages of Behavioural Change



Guest Bio


Jason Coombs is a person in long-term recovery and the Founder and CEO of nationally accredited Brick House Recovery. After he earned a Master of Professional Communications (MPC) degree he authored the book, Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover. Yes, he has a deep passion for recovery, but more personally, he wants to help family members who are caught in the wake of damage left by their addicted loved one. He is a professional TEDx speaker, consultant, and leadership expert. He is also an Ironman 70.3 finisher and loves the outdoors. Jason and his wife enjoy living in a small town outside of Boise, Idaho with their twin toddlers. You can find him in the Recovery Movement group on Facebook.





Unhooked: How to help an addicted love one recover by Jason Coombs: - https://amzn.to/2YNKiLi


Origins: how the nine months before birth shape the rest of our lives by Annie Murphy Paul - https://amzn.to/2M6BwGI


This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, find freedom, discover happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace - https://amzn.to/2WmbrY5


Swallowed Up: Loving others without losing yourself by Angie Shea - https://amzn.to/2WryHnq


PODCAST EPISODE #6 - Boundaries with Angie Shea - https://www.charitymajors.com/podcast/6





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