Matt and Chris discuss the shame and guilt associated with relapsing along with a step-by-step process you can use to bounce back quickly after slipping or relapsing. By using this system you can greatly increase chances of ending relapse fast.
This episode topic is the result of Matt receiving a YouTube comment on one of his videos from a person that also listens to the Elevation Recovery Podcast.
Here is what the person wrote to Matt:
Hey matt!! I just wanted you to know that even all these medication and withdrawal remedies videos are so interesting. I’m with you with that opinion about what you mentioned in your elevation recovery podcast, that people should be more aware of exercise in detox. Because I think it is the most feeling good chemicals releasing things you can do with yourself.
And I’m happy that nowadays in the podcast there is so much more information about all these other things too than only meds. Because dealing with life when being an addict and when detox is over. That is the time when the fighting starts for a better life. Detox is just a scratch in the recovery journey. I have been one who has bought your 4.0 program and I love it.
If you read this matt. There is one podcast idea for you and Chris. It touches me right now very much because I screwed up big time. and relapsed for three months straight. And now I’m in the starting point again. But back for that podcast idea.! I would love to hear a podcast chapter for the people who are just starting detox and recovery. Maybe the first time or after relapse. For the people who are broken and want to start the fight again.
It would give so much power when you and Chris would be talking a whole episode what to do. How to deal with those first days and how to come back after relapse. And how to deal with those feelings when you feel you are just a loser because you fucked up again. And hear your superior tips and opinions what is the most important things to do when addicts are starting from scratch again. That would be episode what I would be listening to every day for the first weeks.
Now I have been listening when to know when you’re ready episode because I’m starting detox on Sunday. I feel anxious and scared. I never thought I would need to do this over again. I do my best this is the last time I have to go through this. Love your work.”
In this episode, Matt and Chris talk at length on this topic and provide simple and effective steps you can take to bounce back from a relapse.
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