Ricki Friedman is a motivational speaker, visionary, educator, and podcaster who takes you on the walk with her as she embarks on a life-changing journey of growth, healing, and expansion. Her humor, way with words, wisdom, and vulnerability make you feel seen, heard, and ready to transform your life, live your truth and walk towards your next level - one step forward at a time. Ricki started a business called Break the Weight. With Ricki’s system, she will help guide you every single step of the way, all while helping you to achieve your healthiest lifestyle possible. She’ll be the first to tell you healthy habits don’t happen overnight nor without putting forth the effort and work, but it can happen, and BTW has a number of success stories to prove it. Ricki teaches us the mindset and tools she used to walk away from weed. Her tools are universal in helping with any change or whatever you want to walk away from in your life. Since we interviewed her last year she has quit taking Adderall and any sort of stimulants. In her interview with Newsweek, she said: “One year ago, I was taking 100 milligrams of adderall (and Vyvanse) trying to work up the courage to get off the medication. “I don’t think I’ve ever been that terrified of walking away from something in my life. “28-years on a VERY dangerous drug that controlled my mind and body was hard for me to wrap my head around. This wasn’t like walking away from weed…I knew that getting off this drug was going to make my life harder at first, not better. “However, I also knew that staying on them was dangerous and holding me back from healing, expanding and understanding WHO I truly was and how my brain worked. “So, I did what I always do…researched, educated myself and walked right into the most challenging journey I’ve ever been on. And today, one year after making the decision to begin taking these steps, I’m 9 months completely off stimulants and sharing my story in Newsweek.” (December 2023) stan.store/iamricki HELP SUPPORT OUR FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION: DONATE HERE: https://www.patreon.com/theaddictionpodcast PART OF THE GOOD NEWS PODCAST NETWORK. AUDIO VERSIONS OF ALL OUR EPISODES: https://theaddictionpodcast.com CONTACT US: The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return theaddictionpodcast@yahoo.com Intro and Outro music by: Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100756 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ #drugaddictionpodcast #alcoholaddiction #alternativetreatment #hopeforaddiction #helpforaddiction #newmaninterventions