Rebellion Dogs Radio Episode Two: Wellness Factors Podcast

Rebellion Dogs Radio was partly inspired by the 2013 National Conference of Addiction Disorders (NCAD). Next episode will feature our discussion with John McAndrew, MA, MDiv, the director of Sensible Spirituality Associates. This week we have another NCAD connection. Wellness Factors came by out book back in September 2013 in Anaheim. As a result of that meeting, Joe C. was invited onto Blog Talk Radio as a guest of Farida Contractor, host of Wellness Factors Lunch and Learn and Wellness Factors Directors of Client Care.

Wellness Factors can be found in New York City and the beautiful Okanogan Valley in the interior of Canada's British Columbia. Visit Wellness Factors online to learn more about their publications and how they help Employee Assistance Programs and aid companies with health, wellness and prevention or listen to other episodes of Wellness Factors on Blog Talk Radio.


 

2 Comments

  • Chris G

    Chris G California

    In response to the question from the moderator about what to ask oneself if one suspected addiction on the recent blog radio interview, ironically, some of the two best questions are from We Agnostics (Chapter 4 in the Big Book): "If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic." To rephrase in questions, it would sound like this: 1) Do I find I cannot quit entirely when I want to? And 2) When I drink, do I have little control over the amount I drink?
    In response to the question from the moderator about what to ask oneself if one suspected addiction on the recent blog radio interview, ironically, some of the two best questions are from We Agnostics (Chapter 4 in the Big Book): "If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic." To rephrase in questions, it would sound like this: 1) Do I find I cannot quit entirely when I want to? And 2) When I drink, do I have little control over the amount I drink?
  • Joe C.

    Joe C. Toronto, Canada

    That's a good point Chris and well put. Thanks for this. There is an old public service announcement for AA that goes, "If you want to drink and can, that's your business; if you want to quit and can't, that's our business. Call Alcoholics Anonymous..." As you say, what might separate someone who drinks excessively from an alcoholic is the excessive drinker when infused with the desire to arrest their unhealthy ways, they just do. The alcoholic, in many of our cases, finds herself or himself with one foot on the gas, one on the brake - they want to quit but can't.
    That's a good point Chris and well put. Thanks for this. There is an old public service announcement for AA that goes, "If you want to drink and can, that's your business; if you want to quit and can't, that's our business. Call Alcoholics Anonymous..."

    As you say, what might separate someone who drinks excessively from an alcoholic is the excessive drinker when infused with the desire to arrest their unhealthy ways, they just do. The alcoholic, in many of our cases, finds herself or himself with one foot on the gas, one on the brake - they want to quit but can't.