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From PTSD to Purpose

August 26, 2023 Sober Podcast | John Schrey Season 2 Episode 34
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From PTSD to Purpose
Show Notes

Our Soberlebrity guest today on Sober Podcast is Marine Veteran John Schrey who joins our host, Jamie Brickhouse to discuss how experience of being in the military can be both rewarding and traumatic. For John, his time in Afghanistan left him with PTSD, which led to drug abuse and homelessness upon his release from service. Through his training, he was taught to block out human emotion and focus on the mission, he found himself lacking empathy and caring once he returned to civilization.

John's struggle with addiction had become overwhelming, to the point where he felt more at ease being homeless than being with his own family. After having had a spiritual awakening moment while still using, he was given the willingness to make an effort to get sober. With the right treatment and support, John found hope from his addiction and started to rebuild the relationships that mattered most to him.

Through the help of a 12-step program and therapy, he was able to find hope and purpose in his life. He was able to get and stay sober. He learned the importance of walking in faith and doing the next right thing in his sobriety journey. Schrey's story is a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is always a way to find light and purpose. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope and faith.

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