Addiction Help Podcast – Episode 6 – The Power of Choice

We’re thrilled to present a new episode of The Addiction Help Podcast! Join hosts Dan Hauser and Jessica Miller as they dive into compelling topics related to addiction, mental health, and personal growth.

Episode 6: The Power of Choice

Today, we discuss Tom Holland’s sobriety, Dan’s mental health strategy, and the difference between addiction and dependence.

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Join us on the Addiction Help Podcast as we discuss Tom Holland’s sobriety, Dan’s mental health strategy, and the difference between addiction and dependence.

Duration: 53 min 45 sec

Segment 1: Tom Holland’s Sobriety

In this episode, we discuss actor Tom Holland’s recent revelation about his sobriety journey. In a candid interview with Entertainment Weekly, Holland shared that he has been sober for an impressive one year and four months. He credits his new Apple TV+ project, “The Crowded Room,” for playing a pivotal role in his commitment to sobriety.

Holland opens up about the TV series’ profound impact on his mental health and addiction struggles. He shares a decisive moment during filming when he found himself deeply immersed in his character and unable to detach. Through this experience, Holland gained a profound understanding of the power of mental health and the importance of recognizing triggers in his own life.

Join us as we explore Holland’s journey, the educational aspects of “The Crowded Room,” and the hope that viewers will develop more profound respect and empathy for individuals facing mental health challenges.

We continue to witness influential celebrities openly discussing substance abuse, addiction, and mental health, destigmatizing these critical topics. The ongoing conversation is crucial in breaking down barriers and fostering understanding.

Segment 2: Q&A – Diving Deeper into Dan’s Story From Last Week (ADHD)

This segment delves deeper into Dan’s personal story, building upon the previous episode. Jess leads the conversation, recapping the highlights and sharing insights into Dan’s journey. We explore the adjustment period after making life changes, the difficulties faced, and any instant relief experienced.

We also address managing ADHD symptoms as Dan shares his own experiences. We examine the various types of ADHD, including inattentive, hyperactive, and combined, and discuss commonly associated symptoms. Along the way, we provide fascinating realities about ADHD to increase awareness and understanding.

Listeners praised Dan’s powerful statement, “You don’t have to justify your choices, do what is best for you.” We emphasize the importance of listening to your body and carefully weighing the pros and cons of different solutions. Additionally, we tackle the topic of addiction and how easily one can unintentionally become dependent on medications or develop behavioral addictions.

We debunk common misconceptions about “addicts” and stress the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to improve. At The Addiction Help Podcast, our official stance is that support and compassion should be extended to all individuals seeking recovery.

Segment 3: Dependence vs. Addiction: What’s the Difference?

In this episode’s final segment, we clearly understand the difference between dependence and addiction and how dependence can often be a precursor to addiction. We illustrate this distinction by highlighting examples involving coffee and other substances. Understanding the progression from dependence to addiction is essential in addressing these issues effectively.

As we navigate this discussion, we shed light on the common misuse of the term “addiction” when what is truly meant is “dependence.” We aim to enhance clarity and provide our listeners with valuable insights into the complexities of addiction and dependence.

Tune in to this enlightening episode of The Addiction Help Podcast, where we explore the power of choice, delve into personal stories, and share crucial information about addiction, mental health, and dependence.

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Chris Carberg is the Founder of Addiction HelpWritten by: Founder & Mental Health Advocate

Chris Carberg is the founder of, and a long-time recovering addict from prescription opioids, sedatives, and alcohol.  Over the past 15 years, Chris has worked as a tireless advocate for addicts and their loved ones while becoming a sought-after digital entrepreneur. Chris is a storyteller and aims to share his story with others in the hopes of helping them achieve their own recovery.