Doctor & Sobriety Advocate Shares Hitting Bottom after DEA Bust (Episode 5)
Don’t miss this powerful episode with Dr. Chuck Smith who is a Doctor, Addictionologist, and author of the book “Understanding Addiction-Know Science, No Stigma.” Dr. Smith shares his story of being addicted to alcohol and pills. At one point he was writing himself fraudulent prescriptions for 3,000 pills per month while practicing family medicine. He was taking 60 to 80 pills per day and drinking massive amounts. His bottom came when he was busted by the DEA at his practice and had his license revoked. He went into treatment and today his license is reinstated, he has been sober for over 12 years; and he is a practicing Addictionologist, author, and recovery advocate. Dr. Smith also explains addiction and the brain; how it impacts our decision making; how to help break the stigma of addiction; and how it progresses into a disease. Please share this show with anyone you know who is struggling with addiction.