Welcome to Beyond Addiction, a New Podcast That Takes an Innovative Look at Addiction and Recovery
“Beyond Addiction” is a podcast dedicated to exploring the vast implications that understanding the nature of the human experience have on addiction and recovery.
Our primary focus is sharing an "inside out" approach to recovery.
An "outside in" misunderstanding of the way we experience life creates the "fertile soil" for addiction to flourish. This misunderstanding happens when we attribute our feelings and our experience of life to people, places, things and situations outside of ourselves. What we mean by having an "inside out" understanding is understanding that we are actually experiencing all of life from the inside out, via the filter of our own thinking.
The implications that this understanding have on addiction are profound. Attributing feelings of joy, happiness, completion, serenity, etc. to anything outside of ourselves innocently creates fertile ground for addiction. A person will return to a substance, person, activity or object over and over and over again searching for that good or "happy" feeling. It will always be a fruitless search because joy, happiness, completion, serenity, etc. are only available from the inside out.
While traditional programs focus on a "prescription" of things a person must do in order to get through a day without drinking or using, we focus on getting to the underlying, root cause that led to substance abuse in the first place.
Addressing the underlying cause of addiction in one's thinking and gaining an embodied understanding of the inside out nature of all human experience has proven to be an effective way to overcome substituting addictions and chronic relapse.
New, non-traditional, non 12 step, holistic approaches to alcohol and drug treatment recognize the effective re-discovery of the innate health and core resilience that resides in each of us.
About Gulf Breeze Recovery:
Gulf Breeze Recovery is changing the future of addiction treatment with a program focused on overcoming chronic relapse.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s program is designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result. This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life.
Beyond Addiction Episode-1 "The Genesis of Addiction."
In this episode: "The Genesis of Addiction" Barnett and Kat discuss the components that need to present for addiction to "take root" and grow by using a simple metaphor of a plant.
Beyond Addiction Episode-2 "The Fertile Soil of Addiction."
In the second episode, "The Fertile Soil of Addiction", Kat and Barnett talk about the fertile soil that is the home for the roots of addiction which include but are not limited to insecurity, traumas, depression, anxiety, boredom, etc.
Beyond Addiction Episode-3 "The Observable Behavior of Addiction."
In the third episode, "The Observable Behavior of Addiction", Kat and Barnett from Gulf Breeze Recovery, a non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab in Florida, continue their discussion of addiction using the plant metaphor, and looking at from where the observable behaviors of addiction spring forth and grow.
Upcoming Beyond Addiction Podcast Episodes:
Coming in June:
Episode-4 "Innate Health"
Episode-5 "The Program: Total Health Recovery"