Jan 4 - 2024

5 Years Sober, How “DID” I “DO” it?

Do Did Will

About the Episode

It’s Five years Sober for me in 2024! Today I kick off 2024 discussing how I “DID” it! What are the tools I used, the people who helped, and the roadblocks and attitudes along the way?

5 Years


  • Quitting drinking after 5 years with personal insights. 0:00
  • Brent reflects on five years of sobriety, sharing insights on the journey and its significance.
  • Quitting drinking for 90 days. 3:41
  • Brent challenged himself to go 90 days without drinking alcohol to replace the dopamine rush and unwind after long workdays.
  • Brent successfully completed the challenge and found alternative ways to relax and unwind, such as exercise and spending time with family.
  • Clare Pooly’s book “The Sober Diaries,” inspired Brent to push through a stressful day by going for a run.
  • Reducing alcohol consumption and its impact on mental and physical health. 8:48
  • Brent reflects on his journey with alcohol, sharing how he quit drinking in 2019 and has been sober since, despite feeling pressure from others to drink.
  • Finding like-minded people on tour who are also making changes in their lives makes it easier to move ahead without alcohol.
  • The societal pressure to drink and the stigma surrounding responsible drinking, aim to find a balance between enjoying themselves and taking care of their health.
  • Quitting drinking for five years and the challenges that come with it. 13:36
  • What is a 5-year sobriety milestone, questioning if they’ve developed the tools to maintain their abstinence.
  • Brent misses the dopamine hit of drinking but is a CBD advocate, unsure if they’ll “cave” after 5 years of sobriety.
  • Sobriety, support systems, and creative outlets. 18:33
  • The importance of finding a support system in recovery, particularly for people who have gone through the same process can provide valuable insights.
  • Reading books like “The Sober Diaries” to gain a better understanding of the recovery journey and find creative ways to hit dopamine, such as podcasting or taking short walks.
  • Quitting alcohol for 5 years and supporting others. 23:42

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