Feb. 8, 2023

How we Handle Life Really is All About What We are Thinking with Dr. Robb Kelly

How we Handle Life Really is All About What We are Thinking with Dr. Robb Kelly

Alcoholism and drug addiction affect all of us in some way. It could be that you are struggling at the moment or struggling with family members who are going through addiction problems. Today’s guest and his inspiring journey through alcohol addiction and recovery will motivate those to get out of a very vicious and dangerous cycle. 

Dr. Robb Kelly, “The Recovery Expert”  has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the prestigious University of Oxford. He is an executive coach, an addiction psychologist, and a behavioral scientist who coaches and does public speaking as well as various tv appearances. He is also an author, a podcast host, and a radio host.

He founded the Rob Kelly Recovery Group in November 2012 and he has a 98% success rate which is unheard of. He believes and knows very detailed information about our neuro pathways and what makes us think the way we think. We all have a million-dollar mind, but our pathways have been blocked, moved, and changed, and he helps put those back together.

If you feel like the tendencies are there, brought on either from family or from our society,  Dr. Robb Kelly’s interesting story about his plight and his fight to save his life will motivate you to seek help.

In this Episode

[03:44] Dr. Robb Kelly’s second wind moment.

[06:02] An honest explanation of who and what an alcoholic is.

[08:09] The latest in neuroscience about depression.

[10:09] Dr. Kelly’s amazing life story and his struggles with alcohol addiction.

[15:00] How an alcohol blackout and attempted murder had Dr. Kelly fleeing to Spain.

[17:54] From having an abundant life to being homeless and living on the streets. 

[20:56] Dr. Kelly explains unaddressed trauma and how it influenced his life choices.

[24:35] Dr. Kelly’s chance encounter with a stranger who helped transform his life.

[29:36] How did all of this come to be? Was it just the circumstances and the coincidences? Or was it a higher source?

[33:38] “I should have died hundreds of times in situations that I put myself in.” - Dr. Robb Kelly

[35:25] How we need an attitude adjustment to work on our potential.

[37:14] What is the disconnect between having depression and doing something about it?

[38:31] The importance of practicing breath work.

[41:39] What is the difference between smoking marijuana and having a couple of drinks?

[45:28] Making excuses for certain behaviors that lead to drinking or smoking.

[48:39] How we can easily give the “feel-good dopamine” to others and ourselves.

[51:08] How Dr. Kelly’s program helps people struggling with addiction and gets families back together.

[55:08] When does a person know when they need to say, “I need help” with their drinking problem?

[01:01:01] What keeps Dr. Kelly going every day to help others?

[01:03:11] “Walk over and take that position. Don't beg for it. Don't crawl for it. Walk over and take it. What you visualize here, you can hold here.” - Dr. Robb Kelly

[01:06:34] Wrapping our minds around the belief that everybody’s got angels.

[01:08:08] Dr. Kelly tells us his motto for life.

About Dr. Robb Kelly

Dr. Robb Kelly, Ph.D. is a sought-after recovery expert who believes in treating the causes of addiction and not the symptoms. 

Dr. Kelly has appeared on such shows as The Doctors, Eye Opener, Good Morning Texas, and Kens5 Morning News.  A frequent contributor to radio and print interviews including The Jim Bohannon Show, Miracles in Recovery, and USA Today, and participated in McLean Hospital’s (Harvard Medical School) study on the stigma associated with mental illness. Dr. Kelly hosted the Sober Celebs show on KLIF Radio in Dallas, and currently hosts the Breaking Through Addiction podcast featuring special guests discussing a variety of mental health issues. 

Dr. Kelly created Let’s Get Back to 98% Recovery DVDs used in prisons and recovery treatment centers throughout the US. He has lectured on addiction and trauma at high-profile universities, national conferences, treatment facilities, public schools, churches, business organizations, and hospitals. Dr. Kelly is currently the CEO of the Robb Kelly Recovery Group, an addiction, and mental illness recovery coaching company he created based on extensive research and behavior studies that he conducted over the past 20 years. Dr. Kelly shares his highs and lows as he struggled and overcame crippling alcoholism in the November 2019 release of the book “Daddy, Daddy Please Stop Drinking”.  

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