We’re talking about addiction and sobriety in a new way on the show. You know I’ve been on my own journey with sobriety for several years now, and it’s a daily choice. Part of my purpose is transforming my pain into helping others to rise above whatever circumstances may be driving them towards addiction. My friend Dr. Robb Kelly knows so much about how to do this. Being a recovered alcoholic himself, he helps addicts understand their family’s role in their addiction in order to become sober for good. Here’s just one insight he started off with: “Alcoholics are born, drug addicts are made.”

Robb Kelly, PhD is a world-renowned addiction expert who believes in treating the problem, not the symptoms. He has worked for many years helping addicts and alcoholics to recover their lives from the disease of addiction. Based on his own experiences working with addicts and alcoholics over the last 20 years, combined with a PhD in psychology, and as a recovered alcoholic himself – he is a triple threat against the disease of addiction. Dr. Kelly’s philosophy may seem unconventional and unorthodox. But, they are based on extensive research and behavior studies that he conducted over the last 20 years. He pulls the disease out of his clients and empowers them to fight their disease head on.

Some people have referred to him as “The Gordon Ramsay of the Addiction World” because of his direct, no-nonsense, and candid approach to recovery. He has discovered that in order to get his clients to change their thinking, they must confront their disease with candor and vigor. Dr. Kelly works to “make the road of recovery less of a mystery tour.” Robb Kelly, PhD has worked with thousands of people including celebrities of film, music, and sports. He has lectured at many high profile universities and hospitals on the subject of addiction, and is recognized as a leading authority on addiction recovery methods that are changing lives all around the world. Today, he is living his dream, instead of dreaming of living.

In this episode, Dr. Robb shares powerful insights into addiction, sobriety, healing our bodies and minds, and much more. He is so generous, he even shared his personal cell phone number at the end of the episode to be available to anyone facing an addiction crisis!

Here’s what you will learn:

  • The ways that drug addiction differs from alcoholism (8:33)
  • Why somatic experience works (13:21)
  • How alcoholics respond to tone (20:10)
  • How brainspotting works (29:27)

Tune in to this episode and learn something new! Share it on Instagram and tag me at @amberlylagomotivation and @drrobbkelly then share it with a friend!

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