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Helping Your Loved One and You with Archie Messersmith-Bunting - Episode 32

Episode #32

Chris talks with Archie Messersmith-Bunting. Their conversation is focused on the struggles families go through while attempting to help addicted loved ones. Also, in this episode, Archie has an intervention epiphany.

The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

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Show Notes

  • The saver-role - 2:56
  • Challenging the current paradigm - 5:17
  • A misunderstanding about addiction - 5:54
  • Taking care of ourselves - 8:14
  • His second rehab - 8:58
  • People in recovery and the first time they went to a meeting - 15:37
  • Chris’ first day in recovery - 18:35
  • Deciding to get help - 19:18
  • Meetings at the churches - 20:48
  • Excuses that we came up with - 29:30
  • The reason why he overdosed - 31:29
  • Mental illness and addiction - 43:28
  • Words that are uncomfortable to say to someone - 46:43
  • Denial is part of the process - 48:22
  • The difference with a person with addiction - 49:10
  • What’s the scary part? - 49:54


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