Recovery Begins When You Love Yourself First – with Louis DiMaggio

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In this episode, Louis shares how the path to recovery begins when you begin putting yourself first. He shares his struggles, loss of a dear friend to addiction, his desire to be there for and with his family, and, above all else, be there for himself to enjoy and experience life.

What we discussed during the show: 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:18 Louis’ favorite quote
  • 01:36 Louis’ background
  • 01:57 How his struggle with substance abuse began
  • 03:30 What has Louis accomplished in his sobriety journey so far, and, what he hopes to accomplish in the future
  • 05:20 Louis’ typical day during addiction vs. now
  • 08:14 How Louis deals with triggers and cravings
  • 10:17 Key to finding long term success in recovery
  • 12:28 Why people fail at staying sober
  • 15:52 Louis’ rock bottom
  • 17:10 Happiest moment of life
  • 18:07 Has Louis forgiven herself?
  • 18:45 What do people often get wrong about Louis
  • 19:22 What Louis wished he knew when he was 20
  • 19:49 Rapid Fire round – 
    • What is on Louis’ nightstand
    • What is his favorite meal
    • Favorite book
    • How many hours of sleep he gets every night
    • A TV show Louis binged and thoroughly enjoyed
    • One thing he is truly grateful for today
  • 20:39 Louis’ advice to anyone struggling with addiction

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