Dave and Chris both quit drugs. They talk about it on their war stories and recovery podcast, Dopey.
I’m always thinking of quitting drugs. Because I did it, 8 years ago. And because now I’m Workit’s Community Lead, and I’m making sure all our content is speaking to our community: those looking to quit drugs, those not ready to quit just yet, and those already in recovery from drug addiction. I’m also always on the lookout for other great media out there that speaks to those still struggling with addiction or those in early addiction recovery.
I’m especially interested in what we at Workit have coined the Bermuda Triangle of drug addiction: that point at which you’re sick of using, and thinking about quitting, but your entire life and world is thoroughly enmeshed with drug culture. Your friends don’t want you to quit, because they’d lose a friend and using buddy. Your dealer doesn’t want you to quit, because they’ll lose a client. Due to your addiction, you’ve probably isolated yourself from friends and family who don’t use and might support you in your thoughts of getting clean. When you’re stuck in this Bermuda Triangle, how do you begin to change?
That’s where the Dopey Podcast comes in. If all you know is dope, you’ll be in good company with Dave and Chris on Dopey, as they know it well. They recollect war stories from their using days, and have some of the most insane (and sad) stories out there. They also both have several years clean and walk their listeners through the reality of recovery, as well as the sheer insanity of the behaviors we all thought we were the only ones doing when we used. It’s dark, it’s hilarious, and it goes where no other recovery podcasts go – deep back into the depths of drug addiction itself. Because of this, I put it on my list of recommended podcasts to get you through early recovery.
Since then, Dave and Chris of Dopey called me during a recent episode for a quick interview. Check it out below, and let me know what you think of Dopey in the comments. Or if you have any other movies, books, or podcasts that helped you consider sobriety, give them a shout out in the comments!
My interview starts at the 29:53 mark.
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As Workit Health's Community Lead, Kali Lux leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine. She's interested in finding solutions that work for substance users better than drinking or drugging does, and believes Workit is one of them. She's written extensively on her own experience through addiction into long-term recovery. Connect with her on Twitter @kalireadsbooks.