Kurt Swensen

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 346

Welcome to ORS 346

  • Happy 2016 to all of our listeners.
  • The sense of urgency to get sober that accompanies the Holidays.
  • When is an intervention appropriate?
  • Family and social dynamics that impact getting treatment.
  • Family and friends can support an urge to get help/go to treatment, or talk us out of it. In the end it’s our decision. Listen to your heart.
  • Doing what is given us to do, one day at a time, can make overwhelming circumstances less stressful.
  • When to pull over and stop the car.
  • Panic attacks, depression and seasonal affective disorder.
  • Ice storm: Kurt and Isabelle slide down the hill.
  • We get up, we fall down, metaphor for life.
  • Home alone with candles and our feelings.
  • True biological depression or situational depression. Some thoughts about medication or alternatives.
  • Suicidal thoughts, codependency, and a reminder that self-care is not selfish.
  • Childhood conditioning and adult self judgement.
  • Nothing is broken, we just need to find our way back to normal.

This and more on Episode 346. Thank you for joining us.

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Kurt Swensen • January 6, 2016

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