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Surviving Death in Sobriety

September 16, 2023 Sober Podcast | Christina Ouyang Season 2 Episode 36
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Surviving Death in Sobriety
Show Notes

In this episode of the Sober Podcast, we hear from Christina Ouyang, who embarked on her sobriety journey on January 14, 2020. At just 8 months into her sobriety, tragedy struck when her fiancé, the person who had encouraged her to seek treatment, succumbed to an overdose.  

This heartbreaking loss caused Christina to find strength and solace in her involvement with a 12-step program. She learned the power of taking one day at a time, which gave her the courage to endure the excruciating pain of her fiancé's passing. But her journey didn't end there; she went on to lose her best friend to a similar overdose, and then her grandfather.

Through individual therapy, Christina navigated the profound grief of these three significant losses. She discovered the value of going with the flow of life, rather than against it, and found purpose in helping others with their problems, which helped her escape the confines of her own mind.

One of the most profound gifts of sobriety for Christina has been the serenity and peace of mind it has offered her. Tune in to hear Christina's inspiring story of surviving loss in sobriety and finding hope, strength, and healing along the way.

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