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How the six steps of behavior change play a role in the road to recovery

For many who struggle with addiction, replacing negative habits with positive ones is the first step towards positive behavior change. By using the Transtheoretical model developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClement in the late 1970s, Dr. Matt Woolley, a licensed Clinical psychologist at the University of Utah, is gaining a better understanding of addiction and how relapse can affect change. He spoke about this relationship in the latest episode of the Project Recovery podcast. The first stage of change — Precontemplation While in the early stages of addiction, many are unaware that they have a problem according to Dr. Woolley. “Precontemplation is a stage where you are deep in the behavior that is unhealthy,” he described. “You have really no insight that this ...
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Jason Isaacs talks about the battle against addiction in a heartfelt letter

By Becca Longmire. 1 hour before Jason Isaacs is tackling his battle against addiction. Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies, says The big problem in a letter to my younger self: “I always had an addictive personality and at 16 I had already drunk and started a decades-long love story with drugs. “Every action was filtered through a burning need that had to be as far away from a conscious, thinking and sensitive person as possible. No message would come for almost 20 years. " RELATED: Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory Have a Malfoy Family Reunion for 'Harry Potter at Home' Reading It details the first time he got drunk at age 12. "The bartender, who at the time we thought was a hero and now I realize he belonged to the priso...
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Idaho author and business owner recounts his journey to sobriety

A Utah native author and Idaho-based business owner is opening up about overcoming addiction and his journey to sobriety. Jason Coombs, owner of Brick House Recovery in Idaho and author of Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover joined the Project Recovery podcast to talk about his substance abuse and how it took everything from him. Descent into addiction Jason’s descent into addiction is one that can be shared with so many like him. He was in a car accident that left him seriously injured and requiring pain medication. For Jason, his accident occurred years before opioid awareness was at the forefront of our society. He began to take his medication as prescribed but weeks following his incident, he was sitting with a coworker at the time who offered hi...
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Ed Sheeran Says His ‘Addictive Personality’ Led Him To Binge Food ‘Until I Throw It Up’

By Corey Atad. 24 secs ago Ed Sheeran is getting candid about overcoming his “addictive personality.” In a new interview with the Sun, the 29-year-old revealed some of the unhealthy habits he developed as his career took off. “I have a very addictive personality. Very, very addictive personality,” he said. “I’m reading Elton John’s book at the moment and there are so many things that he did that I do,” Sheeran continued. “He would be like, ‘I would just go on an ice cream binge and eat four f***ing desserts until I throw it up,’ and I was like, ‘I’ve done that before.’” RELATED: Ed Sheeran Donates $289,000 To His Former School “Or his martini binges, where he sees how many he can drink. And I’m like, ‘I’ve done that before, too.’ He ends up getting really f***ing sad and de...
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How one man went from eleven years of sobriety to becoming addicted again

On the outside looking in, Keith Meyer had everything he could have wanted in life. He was a husband to a successful wife and a father of three kids. He owned his own marketing consulting company and it had proven to be very successful. But on the inside, Keith was struggling after experiencing eleven years of sobriety. He was at war with himself due to the fact that his mental health began to deteriorate. Battles with depression and general anxiety, as well as a resurging alcohol addiction, proved too much for him to handle on his own. Keith joined the Project Recovery podcast to recall how his life spiraled out of control after drinking again. From sobriety to addict “I relapsed twice this spring,” he said. “At night, when everyone went to bed, I [was] down in the...
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Utah actor and producer on addiction recovery

Thirteen years have passed since Utah actor and producer, Michael Birkeland, hit his “rock bottom” and now he’s using his past to help others start their own road to recovery. He recently joined the Project Recovery podcast to tell his story of substance abuse and how he was able to curb his addiction. From actor to addict Michael Birkeland, known for Phobic [2020], The Singles Ward [2002], and Everything You Want [2005], has an interesting relationship with comedy. While he is predominantly known in the LDS comedy world, his use of laughter and joy was often masking a very tumultuous past. “I completely hid behind comedy. I could not turn it off because I thought if I turn it off … They’ll see all of my imperfections if I’m not funny,” Birkeland described. Birkelan...
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Utah Life Coach uses past addiction as motivation to help others

SALT LAKE CITY — Overcoming addiction can still bring a lot of pain and anguish while on the road to recovery but one Life Coach in Utah is hoping to change that. Utah native, Rob Eastman, the owner of Eastman Fitness is using his past experiences with addiction as a motivational tool to help others with their own struggles of substance abuse. Eastman, the son of former state senator Dan Eastman, has been sober for the past ten years but sobriety did not come easy for him. He constantly struggled with substance abuse dating back to his teenage years. Looking back, Eastman attributes his addictive tendencies to childhood traumas that he wasn’t able to cope with until decades later with the help of rehab and therapy. Eastman abused cocaine, heroin, and various other d...