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Sober Guy Radio: From Outlaw Biker to Full Recovery with Brian McAlister

Sober Guy Radio: From Outlaw Biker to Full Recovery with Brian McAlister

Decades ago, Brian McAlister from Full Recovery Wellness Center was an outlaw biker and hard drug user who would crack open a beer every morning for breakfast. He began using drugs and alcohol regularly from the age of fourteen and continued daily into his thirties. He tells us his personal journey

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So You’re Sober: What’s Next?

So You’re Sober: What’s Next?

3 tips for taking your recovery to the next level! By Brian McAlister My name is Brian McAlister and my sober date is August 2, 1990. When I crawled into recovery 25 years ago I was a beaten and broken man. By following suggestions from people who

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The Courage To Change

The serenity prayer says, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” It’s easy to hide behind the “acceptance of things I cannot change” part of the prayer.

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It’s Your Life

What would you be doing with your life if you were told you had just one year to live? Would you be half conscious on booze or drugs or waste your time staring at the TV? Would you be satisfied being alone or settle for a mediocre

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Dare to Reach Your FULL Potential

Have you ever noticed you have a constant companion in your head that NEVER shuts up? It comments and judges without regard to truth or reality. It continues on with an endless mantra of unrelated dialogue. It asks and answers the questions it poses. Are you simply

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Knowledge Is Not Power

The world is full of unemployed and under achieving very educated people. Years before I took action I KNEW I was an out of control addict/alcoholic. There was no power in that knowledge. I thought deep thoughts and daydreamed of great successes yet advanced little. How could

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Lamar Odom and the Road to Recovery

Everyone loves a great comeback story. Once again the headlines shout of another fallen star. This time it is basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom. It is an all too familiar story: a young life full of adversity and challenges overcome. A drive to succeed that

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Every Bottom has a Basement

  Everyday when I awoke I told myself I would not drink and drug today. Every night before I passed out I told myself I would do better tomorrow. This cycle of addiction, failure and remorse continued year after year. I hit many horrific bottoms and when

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5 Ways to Motivate Yourself While In Recovery

1. Change your Focus.   Many fears are nothing more than misguided imaginings. Stop focusing on things you don’t want, such as obstacles, fears, or old ways of looking at life, and start focusing on what you do want to have happen in your life. Don’t look for the problem in

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Live Your Truth – Reflections on Pope Francis’s U.S. Visit

Pope Francis spreading his message of love and tolerance has been a joy to behold. In this age of school shootings, political vulgarities and negativity, the Pope has shown that deep down inside of everyone there is a spark of divine goodness just waiting to bloom.  How

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