”The Weight of Air” by David Poses – The Big 3 with SLP – Treating Depression in Recovery

RMA-Episode 76 Show Notes:

 

AND, we’re back! After a week of darkness, RMA returns with an episode for the ages. Mike and Nat dive into a review of David Poses groundbreaking 2021 work, The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery. In The Weight of Air, Poses chronicles his struggle to overcome mental illness and addiction. By age nineteen, he’d been through medical detox, inpatient rehab, twelve-step programs, and a halfway house. He saw his drug use as a symptom of depression, but the experts insisted that addiction was the problem. Over the next thirteen years, he went from one relapse to the next, drowning in guilt, shame, and secrets, until he finally found an evidence-based treatment that not only saved his life, but helped him thrive.

Tragically, Poses passed away at the end of February. The cause of death has not been announced. Mike and Nat utilize the review of his book as a launching-off point for a discussion about depression and anxiety and how recovery from substance abuse doesn’t make other pre-existing mental illnesses magically disappear.  

PLUS, Grant drops a Big Three segment into this week’s show, The Monksters speak about their experiences with depression and anxiety,   Recovery in the News looks some quasi-scientific claims being made by the weed industry, and the week in weird asks, “is that a mermaid in your museum or are you just happy to see me” on a medically assisted, not overly anxious, slightly under the weather episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

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Please consider donating to the GoFundMe set up for the family of David Poses, who tragically passed away a couple of weeks ago. David helped many people with his book and with his public advocacy for alternative treatment for addiction and he left a wife and two children who could use some economic support: 

 

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