Kurt Swensen

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 363

On this weeks show…. Methadone, worth a try?? Opiate recidivism Suboxone, Subutex, Buprenorphin Titration methods. Humane, safe, easy on the body and absolutely not for everyone. Tools for detox, Clonidine, Visteril, Phenergan, but always seek professional assistance. Benzodiazepines and potential addiction issues. Emotional denial, vulnerability, honesty, and being willing to just tell the truth!! Bree…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 362

Welcome to ORS 362…. An episode devoted to a valued friend’s request for my own story about rehab and treatment. When I was Mentally, Spiritually and emotionally exhausted, I knew it was time. Scared, depleted, exhausted, and ready. Surrendering to what I knew was right. Managing “death”. Wanting parents I didn’t have, and looking for…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 361

On this weeks show….. A big thanks to Eric for his contribution and generosity Feeling your feelings Being present and grounded in our bodies How often do we intentionally listen to our inner voice? Our bodies different “energy centers” A reminder of Inna Segal’s book The Secret Language of your Body Do I feel internally…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 360

This week on episode 360 of ORS Radio. I had the opportunity to spend a couple of “days in the Life” with two different individuals. One addict, one alcoholic. Another “Pie of Life” story. What I was reminded of was the amount of time, effort, money, and “juggling” that is required to keep our addiction(s)…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 359

On this weeks show….. The season finale of Shameless is a must see for anyone who’s life has been impacted by addiction. http://www.sho.com/sho/shameless/home More about “core issues”. Willingness, acceptance, and hope… Tom’s story….. “It’s” not going away. Stepping into the discomfort. Successful communication does not begin with the word “you”. Last weeks panic attack. Facing…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 358

On this weeks show we start with a Happy Birthday wish to our good friend Patricia, Is it harder to stay clean and sober in insanely energetic and alive cities like NYC? Once more with Ernie Larson’s Stage II Recovery. Individualized treatment programs without the “cookie cutter” approach. What’s inside, what is the pain behind…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 357

Welcome to ORS 357 Happy Birthday to our good friend Matt!! Living and practicing rigorous Honesty. A new way of living that invites vulnerability and openness. How sobriety changes our social interactions and relationships. The post rehab work environment – Kurt describes his experience. Living the program vs. “doing” the program. “If I get sober…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 356

On episode 356 I share a personal story about the passing of my father many years ago, my struggle to find Peace, and the complicated emotional process that followed. The “answer” lies within. Feeling as deeply as we can. Grief, guilt, responsibility, anguish, paralyzing fear, and the onset of panic attacks. The willingness to turn…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 355

This week on ORS radio we begin with a huge thank you to our good friend Joshua. We also welcome a new listener, Melissa, who found us while searching ITunes for tools to bolster er recovery process. Admitting that our ego is not always the best voice to listen to. How to “listen” to the…

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