Saving You a Seat
Saving You a Seat
May 31, 2022
Ep.25 | Adam McLean: The Hero’s Journey Through Addiction
Play • 46 min

Addiction is a problem that weaves its sticky web throughout many of our lives. We are all recovering from something and for many of us, addiction is a battle we face and fight one day at a time.

On this week’s episode of Saving You a Seat, we save Adam McLean a seat and he takes us on his hero's journey into addiction and deepens our understanding of trauma, triggers, recovery, and the journey through to the other side of it all.

Adam helps us to understand how to pursue joy (instead of pleasure) and thrive as we get ourselves unstuck from all the things that hold us back.

You don’t want to miss this episode as Adam, a clinical psychologist and the Director of Business Development for The Guest House in Ocala, Florida, tells his story about what it’s like to be in a long-term recovery process. His education and experience has allowed him to help hundreds of individuals and families begin and maintain their recovery from substance abuse disorder.

Join us as we talk about addiction. Karen calls it, “an overwhelmingly complex dynamic that people want to simplify” and Adam defines it as a “maladaptive coping mechanism for a deeper wound.”

Adam McLean is real, knows what he is doing, and brings deep healing and hope to those that work with him.

We hope you join us this week on Saving You a Seat.

Here’s what we connect about:

  • Defining addiction (6:10)
  • How our addictions can disguise themselves as our deepest love (13:15)
  • The importance of doing our trauma work so others don’t have to carry it (19:40)
  • The emotional, relational, and spiritual journey out of feeling stuck (26:58)

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To connect with Karen, follow her on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn @karenjhardwick and visit to order your copy of Karen’s book, The Connected Leader.

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