The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

17 | ADHD, Codependency and Surviving the Death of a Child - An Inspiring Story of Staying Sober No Matter What - with Nicole Ory

Episode Summary

We are so pleased to have interviewed another one of Lionrock's talented employees for this week's episode! Nicole has over 12 years experience working in the alcohol addiction arena. Her background ranges from offering treatment options to exemplary customer service, and an acumen for sales and connecting with others. Nicole attended the University of Phoenix and completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Psychology. She has also has earned certificates in Addiction and Health Management, as well as Family and Child Services. Nicole shares her quick wit and amazing sense of humor, along with the difficult details in her journey to sobriety. Join Ashley and Nicole as they sit down for a one of a kind interview.

Episode Notes

We are so pleased to have interviewed another one of Lionrock's talented employees for this week's episode! Nicole has over 12 years experience working in the alcohol addiction arena. Her background ranges from offering treatment options to exemplary customer service, and an acumen for sales and connecting with others. Nicole attended the University of Phoenix and completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Psychology. She has also has earned certificates in Addiction and Health Management, as well as Family and Child Services.

Nicole shares her quick wit and amazing sense of humor, along with the difficult details in her journey to sobriety. Join Ashley and Nicole as they sit down for a one of a kind interview.

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Show Notes:

5:30 - CoDA (Codependency Anonymous), ADHD and the roots of Nicole’s codependency in childhood

9:17 - Being separated from mainstream class due to her ADHD

10:18 - Being reintegrated back into mainstream school

11:45 - Drinking as a high schooler on a cruise

14:25 - The mental obsession that ensued after discovering alcohol

21:30 - The "invisible line”

22:35 - Rules around usage and DUI’s

26:10 - Getting into a relationship and being forced to give up drinking due to pregnancy

30:50 - Nicole’s daughter is born with a heart defect

35:17 - Making the gut-wrenching decision to take her daughter off life support, and the grief that ensued

37:14 - Trying to control her using/drinking

43:52 - Getting to her moment of clarity

51:35 - Staying sober and what saved her

54:11 - Going through counseling, meeting her current husband and the effects of going through the CoDA steps

58:20 - What life looks like today

1:01:38 - Staying sober through her husband’s relapse

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast would like to thank our sponsor, Lionrock Recovery, for their support. Lionrock Recovery is an online substance abuse counseling program where you can get help for drinking or drug use from the privacy of your own home. For more information, visit http://www.lionrockrecovery.com.