The Boiled Owl

Boiled Owl AA Recovery Podcast

The Boiled Owl

  • Owl 068 Patrick

Owl 068 Patrick

Wednesday 1st January 2020

Listen to Patrick's story on the Boiled Owl AA Recovery Podcast. Learn how he overcame addiction and found sobriety through AA meetings and the support of his sponsor.
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59 minutes
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Patrick's Journey to Sobriety: An Inspiring Story of Overcoming Addiction

We in aa have a leg up on the rest of society, I think, because I have this incredible network of people, and some of them are people that I don't even know.
On the Boiled Owl AA Recovery Podcast, hosts Don and Sam invite fellow members of Alcoholics Anonymous to share their stories of addiction and recovery. In episode 68, they sit down with Patrick, a member of the Midtown group in Wilmington, NC, to discuss his journey to sobriety. Patrick opens up about his early struggles with drinking and how he initially resisted the label of alcoholic. He describes how a marriage counselor's suggestion to stop drinking led him to his first 90 days sober and his first AA meeting. He also talks about the importance of having a sponsor and building a support network, especially during difficult times like his divorce and the death of his sponsor.
One of the key takeaways from Patrick's story is the importance of attending AA meetings and building a sober community. He credits his ability to stay sober to the incredible network of people he has met through AA, some of whom he doesn't even know. He emphasizes the role of prayer and spirituality in his sobriety, as well as the dangers of complacency and the importance of staying connected to AA.
Patrick's story is both inspiring and informative, offering hope to those struggling with addiction and showing the power of the AA program. His experience with marriage counseling and substance abuse also sheds light on the interconnectedness of mental health and addiction. Listeners will walk away with a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards of sobriety, as well as practical advice for navigating the ups and downs of recovery. As Patrick says, "We in AA have a leg up on the rest of society, I think, because I have this incredible network of people, and some of them are people that I don't even know." Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com and join the community of support and recovery.