Today, we are joined by a new, valuable member of our community. Danny Looney is celebrating 14 years of sobriety and is here today to redefine rock bottom and fill us in on his own non-profit, Rock Bottom Hope. Danny shares his story with us and we find out what led him to fall into substance abuse at such a young age, what rock bottom looked like for him, and what gave him hope at his lowest point. Danny advocates for assisting addicts in reaching their rock bottom, rather than continuously providing them with a soft place to land, and opens up about how jail time got him closer to his turning point. Tune in for Danny’s encouragement that rock bottom is the greatest opportunity to find hope, and to find out more about the great work he’s doing for others at Rock Bottom Hope.
Key Points From This Episode:
“Part of my story is being in recovery and using that to reach people with hope.” — Danny Looney [0:01:58]
“The shame cycle turned into a cycle of addiction because I was trying to ease the shame of not being who I thought I needed to be.” — Danny Looney [0:10:30]
“That rock bottom moment [is] an incredibly beautiful place to find hope because … the only place that you have to look is up.” — Danny Looney [0:15:13]
“We have to view rock bottom as an opportunity to be introduced to the greatest hope.” — Danny Looney [0:25:02]
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