How do you cope in a society that encourages you to drink, eat with your emotions, and party like there’s no tomorrow?
When movies showcase alcohol every three minutes, what then happens to your core beliefs?
In today’s episode of Give a Heck, Dwight meets Stephan Neff, a recovering alcoholic. Stephan has experienced addiction and mental health problems first-hand. He shares that alcohol allowed him to escape and has rescued him out of his darkness. However, it was not until later that he realized that instead of dealing with his traumas, he just drowned them.
Fast forward to the present, Stephan is living a fantastic life. He now helps others to overcome addiction and live their best life. What changed and how did it happen?
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
- Growing up in the 70s in Germany
- The role of alcohol in Stephan’s life.
- The problem with addiction is that it’s normalized.
- Resentment list: What role did you have to play in that?
- It’s so easy to just interchange addictions and not deal with the behavior.
There’s a lot more to discover so tune in to Give a Heck’s 121st episode- Stephan Neff’s My Steps To Sobriety: Normalizing Alcohol Addiction In A Society That Encourages It
About Stephan Neff:
Dr Stephan Neff is passionate about demystifying mental health problems and helping the people around him live a life so full of joy that yesterday is jealous of today. Born in Germany, Stephan has studied medicine at the prestigious Heidelberg University before travelling and working around the globe. Nowadays he has settled down as an anaesthetist in beautiful New Zealand and has become a bestselling author and advocate for mental health and addiction.
He is uniquely qualified in this role. After all, a lifetime of trauma led Stephan to drown his sorrows, only to find that the critters can swim. As an alcoholic in recovery, he has experienced addiction and mental health problems first-hand. After successful rehabilitation, Stephan is now an expert in living a life so fantastic that alcohol has simply no role to play. He shares this passion through his podcast, YouTube channel, and other social media (all titled “My Steps to Sobriety”). Stephan brings on guests who have gone through hell and back, and are now sharing their insights and allow us to listen to the lessons they had to learn the hard way.
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