23 Feb 2024

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In this compelling episode, we sit down with David Wilson, a remarkable chef and former client at Rehabs UK, who courageously battled alcoholism in London's restaurant scene. From grappling with anxiety to reaching rock bottom, David shares his journey of self-discovery and sobriety. Delve into the pivotal moments, including his time in rehab, the transformative power of the 12 Steps programme, and the challenges of resuming life as a chef in sobriety. Join us as David reflects on making amends, forgiveness, and navigating the trails of recovery. Discover the inspiring story of how he found a new calling at The Perfect Place to Grow, a cooperative empowering young people in the workforce. This episode is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the possibilities that unfold when we choose a path of recovery.

If you enjoyed this episode we recommend watching this one with Luke Trainor

Find out more about A Perfect Place To Grow : https://www.theperfectplacetogrow.org

Some of the topics we cover in this episode:

  • Struggling with anxiety
  • Becoming a Chef
  • Realising something had to change - hitting rock bottom
  • Going into Rehab
  • A power greater than self
  • New Years Eve Party in Rehab
  • The foundation of the 12 Steps programme, it’s not about God
  • Travelling after rehab and finding a new calling
  • The rise of tomato Dave - giving back to the community
  • When one door closes, another one opens
  • What recovery looks like on a daily basis - one step at a time
  • Is the glass half full or half empty?
  • Learning to cope with difficult situations, break ups and losing jobs.
  • Making Amends and Forgiveness
  • Resuming life as a chef in sobriety
  • The bridge to normal living
  • Living the dream & accepting life has its challenges
  • Do I need to change this or accept it?
  • Closing remarks, the future for Rehabs UK

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