California DUI laws and fines – ARR03

by Kevin on March 9, 2016


duilicUpdated 03/09/2016

California DUI Laws

This was our third show, actually recorded the second night we started this whole podcast. We decided to do a show on California DUI Laws. We originally wanted something we could record and reference later on to track Michelle’s progress through her recovery. The first 15 shows were interesting and had very little direction but were raw and filled with emotion and anxiety. So to listen to these brought back a lot of memories, especially to see where we are now 4 years later in recovery. She had been attending roughly 2-3 meetings per day, we had a lot of resentment towards one another and Michelle was talking like a programmed robot from her AA meetings. Now, before anyone gets offended by this comment, its important to note what i mean.


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Addiction Recovery Radio Self Help

Identifying Addiction

So you’re an addict, great, you have identified yourself as someone with an addiction. That’s a big and important step for yourself. You are being honest with yourself and tossing the excuses out the window!  First question you should ask yourself is, today, right now at this very minute, do i like where i am at with my addiction? How is it affecting my life? Do you feel ashamed? Do you feel you have no where to turn? Change is possible and immediate with the right treatment and the proper support. Even if you failed before, you have to drag yourself up off the ground, dust yourself off and say, today is the day that i fight for my success and overcome my addiction. MY life depends on it! There is nothing wrong with past failures. As long as we identify where we went wrong, we are sure not to repeat that failure again.

So the biggest step we are going to take today is deciding to make a change. How do we start? Well, there are several factors we have to look at that may affect our sobriety. This is the Identity Crisis, see below:

  1. Am I an alcoholic or drug addict? If you say no to this, then you are not serious about sobriety.
  2. Are my friends a bad influence? Will they keep me sober or are they the reason i party?
  3. What stresses do you have in your life and of those, do they trigger a need to get high or drink to cope?
  4. How do i feel about myself? Am i positive about myself? Do i feel hopeless, ashamed, embarrassed? Can i change the past?
  5. How will i keep myself occupied during my spare time so i don’t relapse! Who should i surround myself with during this important step?
  6. Who have i hurt or affected as an addict? Can i make good on the negative past?
  7. Should i tell my family? Will they help? Have i burned down any bridges within my network?

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Sobriety Guide – An Introduction Step by Step

March 7, 2016

This is an introduction to our own Sobriety Guide. We created it because of our situation with not having the ability to attend an inpatient treatment program. When creating our Sobriety Guide, we looked at many programs available. We evaluated the AA 12 step program and various other programs. We then cut off portions that […]

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Opiate Addiction In America – ARR44

September 3, 2014
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Today we talk about opiate abuse in today’s America. Opiate Addiction is on the rise due to doctors who believe in pain management through pills. Once cut off from their pill source due to losing their job to addiction or some other reason, now resort to using heroin.  Many Americans today are going to the […]

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Labor Day Sobriety and Mental Health – ARR43

September 2, 2014
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In Today’s episode, we talk a little about Robin Williams Death, Mental Health And Labor Day Sobriety. With Labor Day celebrations around the corner, it’s important to surround ourselves around people who understand your sobriety battle and offer to help you in anyway possible. We usually don’t recommend attending celebrations where there is a lot […]

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Celebrity Relapse During Addiction Treatment – ARR42

February 4, 2014
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Celebrity Relapse We discuss a serious issue within the world of addicted celebrities who are relapsing after treatment and the new generation of recovery. Most of these famous people who are dealing with addictions have many demons in their lives prior to becoming famous. Some are even addicted long before they become a star or […]

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Alternative Addiction Treatment – ARR41

January 20, 2014
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Alternative Addiction Treatment Today we focus on alternative addiction treatment methods. Some of these programs combine a psychological approach with motivation, some use other shrill techniques. Bottom line is, if you are seeking treatment options, it’s worth looking into every avenue that is provided. What works for some, may not work for you. We explain […]

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ARRSN40 – Anxiety Tests

January 13, 2014

Anxiety Tests   Here are the links to the anxiety treatment and test:   1.) Calm Clinic Anxiety Treatment In Recovery The first link here is a GREAT resource to help you get through the anxiety portion of your recovery. 2.) Anxiety Test The second link is the anxiety test.

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Anxiety and Self Detox From Pain Killers – ARR40

January 13, 2014
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            Anxiety and Self Detox from Pain Killers Anxiety, Its the white elephant in the room while going through addiction treatment and recovery. For many, this is worse than the actual detox phase of treatment. Anxiety is an unexplained, uncomfortable feeling that something bad may happen. Almost to the point […]

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ARR39 – Sober New Years Planning

December 31, 2013
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Well, New Year’s is right around the corner! This can be a bad time for some (holidays), perhaps opening old wounds that may  cause you to lose focus on your sobriety. Don’t fret, we have some pre planning tools that can assist in proper planning for a sober new years experience! We also touch base […]

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