“This isn’t a sobriety thing. This is a human thing.”

March 1, 2022
Hosted by Zachary Crouch

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Episode Description

Does the thought of meditation, yoga, prayer, or spirituality feel foreign to you? It does for a lot of people, yet spirituality is a central talking point for those who are in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Michael interviews Sloane Spanierman, Director of Business Development for Crisis Case Management, about her own journey with addiction, alcoholism, loss and grief, as well as the numerous and unusually coincidental ways those very human struggles have allowed her to connect with and help others. Sloane also shares what meditation is for her and how you can’t “do it wrong,” her near-death experience that strengthened her faith, and why she chooses to practice gratitude. In addition to her role with CCM, Sloane is a spiritual life coach, registered yoga teacher, interventionist, recovery coach, mother, sponsor, and friend to many. Born out of a true passion to help others, Sloane has co-led therapeutic groups for adolescents with complex mental health struggles and addiction. She is an advocate for premature babies and their mothers. Sloane also has opened and served as Program Director for a female-only sober living facility, intervened, coached and case-managed many. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Sloane was recently featured on “The Know with Nikki Spo”: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10-sobriety-through-spirituality-with-sloane-spanierman/id1566870695?i=1000533859430 If you are ready to take the first step toward recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, check out Landmark Recovery at https://landmarkrecovery.com/locations/find-a-landmark-near-you/. You should also know that our treatment programs are tailored to your beliefs, whether you prefer faith-based programming or non-religious. Read more about that here: https://landmarkrecovery.com/differences-between-aa-and-smart-recovery/ Also, learn more about Crisis Case Management at https://crisiscm.com/ SHOW NOTES: [7:42] One of the gifts of sobriety and recovery: grace. [10:20] Sloane’s first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Also, how you always have something to offer the world. [13:00] Spirituality, meditation, the practice of prayer, and yoga. [17:15] You don’t get sober overnight. It takes time to get back to your true self. [18:05] Rebuilding the bridge from the head to the heart. [19:15] “I stayed sober out of spite. … At a certain moment, it was not about the not drinking. It was about, ‘How am I going to fill this cup – of my life – that is dry?” [27:24] A commentary on books “The Tipping Point” and “Let It Be Easy.” [28:20] “When I’m not looking through the lens of how difficult things can be, things seem to move much more swimmingly.” [29:20] The concept of a higher power, or God, in recovery. [32:10] How do you stay sober when you have been through so much pain? [34:30] “Having nothing larger than myself was darker than death.” [38:30] “This isn’t a sobriety thing. This is a human thing.”

Landmark Recovery Podcast

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Landmark Recovery Podcast is the premier podcast discussing addiction, recovery, and sobriety. We talk with experts to dispel myths about what addiction is and isn’t. We hear from recovering addicts who share their stories of rock bottom, rehab, and relapse. We also tackle difficult topics like trauma, the chaos of active addiction, and how it affects our families and communities. But our favorite topic? Hope. The podcast is a production of Landmark Recovery, a rapidly growing network of local drug and alcohol rehab centers providing high quality, and affordable, clinical treatment. With the mission to unlock human potential, Landmark is committed to helping individuals live beyond their addiction.

Zachary Crouch

Zachary Crouch is the National Business Development Manager and former administrator for Landmark Recovery, a Louisville based residential program for drug and alcohol treatment. His background in the treatment field as a counselor includes work with the adolescent, adult and family population. Additionally, he also operated the acute medical detoxification unit for Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. Zachary graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009.

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