The Right Mind Media Podcast: Understanding Relapse Prevention
When somebody relapses, they get this belief that, like I, just can't do this instead of looking at kind of the external or internal stressors that led them there and working to kind of shore up their resources.
The Right Mind Media Podcast is dedicated to providing the public with a balanced, evidence-based, and unfiltered voice on addiction, recovery, and mental health. In this episode, hosts Jon Cohan and Gabrielle "Abby" Dean discuss the commonality of relapse in recovery and how to avoid negative self-talk in order to achieve long-term recovery. They also explore the positive outcomes of relapse, such as mindfulness in identifying triggers and the benefits of sober community.
The hosts emphasize the importance of realistic expectations in recovery and suggest finding a community of sober individuals to connect with. One notable highlight is the discussion on the impact of self-talk and how it can hinder progress in recovery. Abby and Jon recommend being kind to oneself and forgiving relapses, allowing for a focus on the positive steps taken towards recovery. The episode ends with a call-to-action for listeners to visit alcoholfree.com and listen to the episode.
Overall, this podcast provides valuable insight and inspiration for those navigating the complexities of addiction recovery and mental health.