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Sober on Purpose

Sep 30, 2022

Many individuals will turn to substance misuse for fun, not realizing that it will solely ruin their lives. Most of them wanted to recover but didn't know how or who to turn to for support. These people tend to refrain from seeking help because of the stigma and shame they might experience. In this episode, Jerry will share his experience in his sobriety journey. Whereas our guest, Chris Faulk, will share his knowledge of being an alcoholic individual who turned into a recovery coach. Here he will explain how recovery professionals help their participants and how he is personally taking part in the recovery process of his participants.

Key Topics

01:19 - About Chris Faulk

02:15 - How do mobile units work, and what does Chris do?

05:44 - Kind of language and how to communicate with the participants

06:36 - The feeling of the participants whenever they meet with the professionals because of the language used

08:04 - How peer recovery coaches start to help the participants

08:34 - How long does a peer recovery person allow to stay with a participant, and how does the program works

10:15 - What is rule 25? 11: 08 - How to live fun and well in sobriety?

12:51 - How do recovery coaches take the participants back to the community? 13: 59 - Jerry's experience in having fun outside of the recovery community

17:56 - How does Chris help the people he worked with to implement new sobriety and their daily lives with their families?

21:14 - How does Chris meet with the participants' families if they want to participate in the recovery of their family member?

22:28 - Anonymity in a recovery community

25:45 - How and why did the "rings thing" happen for the recovery?

28:10 - What type of recovery medallion doesn't need for it to be pressed into a ring? 31: 27 - How long was Chris in the recovery when he decided to make a ring for himself as a reminder?

32:38 - Jerry's attribute to the people who are now dead helped him reinforce his recovery

34:07 - About the rings that Chris made for the funerals

Key Takeaways

The language on addiction recovery needs to change because some people do not want to undergo treatment because of the stigma and shame.

Peers are essential to help you recover or refrain from substance abuse. There are a lot of coaches and professionals who are willing to help individuals with substance abuse.

Becoming sober will take a long process, but it will guarantee you peace and happiness. There is no shame in seeking help for recovery.

Wisdom quotes from Chris Faulk:

"There are many people that won't even go into treatment because of the stigma and the shame…I would say to a peer as a recovery coach hey, let's figure out how to get out of this."

Chris Faulk’s website: Chris Faulk’s recovery coaching website:

Chris Faulk’s meeting website:

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