April 14, 2021

73. Overcoming Alcoholism with Neuroplasticity and a No BS Attitude with Dr. Robb Kelly

73. Overcoming Alcoholism with Neuroplasticity and a No BS Attitude with Dr. Robb Kelly

How can men heal from their alcoholism? What can they do to get out of their shame and guilt? Why are men more at risk of not getting help for this problem? These are questions that we discuss at length in this episode.

Other key themes of the episode include:

  • Where his own alcohol dependency started
  • How DNA and genetics play into the issue of alcoholism
  • Self-sabotage in the recover cycle
  • Why anger and shame are two emotions that are harmful in healing
  • Changing your neural pathways
  • Why Macho culture is hurting men in the long run
  • The difference between a Friday night drunk and a Friday night alcoholic
  • Distinguishing the drinker from the alcoholic
  • Why visualization is a powerful tool in recovery
  • Alcoholism as a disease
  • The power of routine in recovery
  • His own story with family, drugs and alcohol
  • University life and drinking and why it's unhealthy
  • and much much more

About Dr. Robb: Robb has overcome homelessness, alcohol dependency, trauma, and a whirlwind of events to be the "Gordon Ramsay" of the addiction treatment world. Before Robb succumbed to addiction and mental health issues, he played bass guitar at Abbey Studio with Queen, David Bowie, and Elton John. He is an accomplished musician, and the money he made helped him attend Oxford University to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology. Robb's work ethic is defined by helping the addict step out of their disease and into a solution. We work with everyday people, professionals, and celebrities who want to reach sobriety and live in sustained recovery through evidence-based modalities and a genuine therapeutic alliance. Website. Email.

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