"Spreading the Message
L. Robert Veeder
What is the truth behind the staggering level of alcoholism & addiction in the United States & the world? In this compelling conversation you will learn from Robert what it means to be an alcoholic & addict and how to recover. With Robert's personal and at times heartbreaking story, you will hear the cost of human life from drunk driving. How do you go from a tragic accident, where six lives are lost, go to prison - then get sober and become a well trusted member of the community and a recovery therapists and coach.
With over 15 years of sobriety, Robert holds a health science degree with a concentration in substance abuse counseling. Today he is on a mission to help as many people as possible to get and stay sober.
2:18 What alcoholism & addiction is
2:37 200 Million+ active alcoholics in the world
3:08 3/4 of the cost of alcohol misuse is related to binge drinking
10:35 Smoking triggers the same chemical in the brain as alcohol
12:08 Alcohol related problems are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
14:19 Treatment options – what is effective today
16:40 Portugal de-criminalizing drugs – instead offers help and treatment
19:40 How many alcoholics actually recover
20:56 Robert’s personal story of early alcoholism
28:46 A tragic car accident with multiple fatalities
34:20 Prison, recovery & becoming a recovery therapists
44:30 Facing your guilt and shame
45:42 What to do if you need help
49:11 There’s nothing wrong with not drinking
Laughing with a Friend
Robert & his Wife
Speaking on Recovery
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