Sober Mofos

Dirk Foster

A podcast about getting sober and staying sober no matter what life throws our way.  www.sobrietycoachdirk.com

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Episodes

Alcohol Dependence and the Need for Action!
May 9 2023
Alcohol Dependence and the Need for Action!
Addiction often arises from a need for constant action. People who are prone to develop an addiction to alcohol (or other intoxicants) often crave a certain level of excitement in their daily lives or they quickly become frustrated. The idea of simply sitting at home reading, watching TV, or doing nothing feels like a prison. This is especially true when we’re young. Young people want to be in the middle of the action whenever and wherever they can find it. When we’re young, we have a desire and need to be around people our age especially on the weekends and at night. If we're not in the middle of the party, we feel like we're missing out on something. This is all perfectly natural and normal.  The problem arises when we associate our social life too closely with our drinking life. The two can overlap so closely that the lines are blurred. This can be especially true in and around the “college years,” in our late teens and early 20s. Eventually, we instinctively associate drinking with the fun and excitement of being amongst our peers and all the joy and adventure that comes along with it. Eventually, this can lead to an overdependence on alcohol to bring forth the associated feelings of having fun with friends and being young. Join MeVisit my website for resources, books, audiobooks, articles, videos, and more.  Sobriety CoachingI want to show you how to kick ass in recovery so you can achieve a healthy, interesting, and exciting life. Isn't that why you got sober, to live your life to the fullest? Support The ShowJoin my Patreon for exclusive content, free books, bonus podcasts, discounts, and other free stuff. Your generous support will help me carry a message of hope to people around the world who are struggling to get sober and stay sober. Bless you.  www.sobermofos.com
What to Do When Your Sober and Broke
Feb 21 2023
What to Do When Your Sober and Broke
One of the most difficult challenges we face as recovering addicts is our inability to establish a stable and healthy financial life in recovery. Even addicts who have been sober for decades often have serious money management problems that plague them and keep them from enjoying life more fully. It seems to be a part of the addict's DNA; many of us just suck at implementing basic financial principles in our lives. It’s ironic because when we’re still drinking and using, we’re absolutely brilliant at scheming ways to pay for our booze and drugs. We’re natural hustlers when it comes to feeding our addictions no matter how much they cost.  Where there’s a will there’s a way. If we need to feed the addiction monster, we’re going to find a way to feed it, even if it means not feeding ourselves or our families. We’re ingenious when it comes to financing our addictions.             But once we get sober, we look around us, often dazed by the financial devastation we have imposed on ourselves. How the hell did it get this bad? What happened to my life? I’m broke and there doesn’t seem to be any way out!            The good news is, there are ways to repair and rebuild your financial condition and you don’t have to be a money wizard to implement them in your life.Support The ShowJoin my Patreon for exclusive content, free books, bonus podcasts, discounts, and other free stuff. Your generous support will help me carry a message of hope to people around the world who are struggling to get sober and stay sober. Bless you.  Join MeVisit my website for resources, books, audiobooks, articles, videos, and more.    www.sobermofos.com
Early Sobriety and Your Health
Feb 9 2023
Early Sobriety and Your Health
When I first got sober, I was in terrible shape. I was pale, pudgy, and soft as a marshmallow. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs without panting. I suffered from horrible stomach pains morning, noon, and night. I experienced frequent migraines. I couldn't sleep. My diet consisted mostly of cheeseburgers, ramen noodles, soda, and milkshakes. I was still smoking cigarettes.             The idea of exercising and eating healthy was the farthest thing from my mind when I was drinking. You could just as easily have asked me to saw off my thumb with a butter knife. Exercise at that stage consisted of walking to the liquor store for the third bottle of wine or running up the stairs to my drug dealer's apartment. That was as far as my workout routine ever went.            After a few months of sobriety, I made a conscious decision that I was going to get physically (and mentally) fit!            But how would I begin this miraculous transformation? There was still a lot of damage to repair. I felt like a decrepit, old car that had been sitting in the backyard for decades, abandoned and overrun by rust and decay. Rebuilding and repairing the Jalopy called my body was going to be a daunting task.Support The ShowJoin my Patreon for exclusive content, free books, bonus podcasts, discounts, and other free stuff. Your generous support will help me carry a message of hope to people around the world who are struggling to get sober and stay sober. Bless you.  Join MeVisit my website for resources, books, audiobooks, articles, videos, and more.   www.sobermofos.com