Defeating Alcoholism with Scott Pinyard

by Oct 5, 2020

The journey of sobriety starts with a change in your mental state.

Joining me on the podcast for this interview is a man named Scott Pinyard. He’s the head addictions counselor with This Naked Mind… and his job is to help people recontextualize how they think about addiction and alcohol.

When we think about addiction, we tend to jump right into negative thoughts. This is because there’s a lot of shame, self-loathing, and anger that gets wrapped up in our neural pathways when we’re addicted to something. 

We think it’s easier to just shame ourselves out of it, however Scott has a different method, one that makes the journey of sobriety enjoyable and uplifting. 

Especially when it comes to alcohol, we have to acknowledge that it’s addictive. That’s it. Everybody has the capacity to become addicted to it, and once you internalize that there’s no more comparison to someone else. It’s just you and the alcohol. 

Tune in to this episode of TJKS to dive deep into the power of grace-based addiction counseling.

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • This Naked Mind. (1:33)
  • Associations & drinking. (10:11)
  • Grace based methodology. (18:51)
  • Subconscious beliefs. (29:39)
  • The compound effect of small choices. (38:24)
  • The dichotomy of control. (43:34)

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