Troy Colmer, the founder of Sober Athletic Wear, joins us to share his story of addiction and recovery.
Sober Athletic Wear is a social enterprise with a goal to empower people to live their best life and show pride in their recovery by wearing the Sober brand. People who know family and friends dealing with mental health and addictions are also encouraged to sport the Sober brand. Through this act of love and kindness, together, we can be one step closer to de-stigmatizing the word sober.
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Who is Troy Colmer
Where it all started
The void in his life
The first attempt at recovery
Lying and sneaking around
Excuses, excuses, excuses
The tipping point
It was different this time
Influential people in his recovery
Helpful resources that assisted his recovery
One day at a time
The treatment that’s right for you
The mental health space
There’s power in shared experiences
Sober Athletic Wear
What Troy is grateful for
12:54 – “So, as I got older, I had a very, very deep depression in 2010. I wasn’t happy as a husband, I wasn’t happy as a dad, I wasn’t happy with my job. I wasn’t happy with anything, and I just didn’t know what it was. I just lacked joy in life. And I filled that joy, I guess or cope with that lack of joy through alcohol”.
17:15 – “It’s been easier this time because I’ve finally, finally, did it for me. That was the key. It didn’t matter if my wife cried, begged me to stop drinking. It didn’t matter if I was negatively influencing my kids by seeing me in a certain state or arguing in the home and a lot of tension. None of it mattered”.
24:30 – “So it’s learning to, as they say, in recovery one day at a time, and it applies to more than just drinking. It’s I think people just with mental health in general, can benefit from living one day at a time and living in the moment and I do I live, you know, second minute hour to date, and you know, those types of things like that, like, I can make a wrong decision at any time. So I need to be mindful of that. That’s really helped me quite a bit”.
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