Sam Morris, recovery coach and addiction consultant, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode Sam talks about his story of suffering from addiction for a number of years, hitting rock bottom, and finally pulling himself out of his deepest, darkest hole. He covers a myriad of fascinating topics whilst sharing his redemption story including battling his inner demons and overcoming severe anxiety and depression. Sam covers the steps he took to take his life back and beat his horrible addiction to both alcohol and cocaine, and what he learned on his journey in regard to self-discovery and empowerment. If you’re wondering how you or someone you love can beat addiction, anxiety, or depression too and take back their life, check this episode out now!
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In our episode we go over:
- Sam’s addiction to alcohol and cocaine
- How his addiction started and how long it lasted
- The fact that addiction can hit anyone at any age, and at any time
- Whether or not Sam believes there is an addiction gene and how this might factor into who becomes an addict
- The epidemic of painkiller abuse and its unbelievably addictive tendency
- Sam’s insecurities growing up and the constant sense of fear and anxiety he had from a very early age
- His horrible allergies that left him unable to breathe when he was younger and how this dramatically affected his life
- Dealing with this pain later on in life, in unhealthy ways
- Being able to temper your drinking when you go out
- Why so many people cannot just have 1 or 2 drinks when they go out
- How Sam got over his social anxiety
- How he was able to get past going out without drinking
- Overcoming anxiety and depression
- Realizing that other people don’t give a shit that you’re not drinking
- The rock bottom point that made Sam realize he finally had to quit dinking
- How to know if you or someone you love actually has a real problem (the warning signs)
- Why people deny and try to hide their addiction, even to themselves
- What Sam did in rehab to finally beat his addiction
- How long his rehab lasted and what he did when it was done
- Sam’s life after rehab and how he continues to be sober
- How Sam helps others overcome their addictions and stay clean
- The power of having someone coach you and keep you accountable when trying to achieve a goal in life
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