Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep44 - Recognizing & Recovering from Alcoholism: Marcella Pilla Pettorossi

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: The rise in middle-age alcoholism, how to recognize it, and what to do about it with recovering alcoholic Marcella Pilla Pettorossi.
Air Date: 3/13/17
Duration: 30:33
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Marcella Pilla Pettorossi
Marcella Pilla PettrossiMarcella Pilla Pettorossi is a retired Reinsurance Accounting Manager with an associate's degree from Temple University and course study in computer science. 

Marcella holds various certifications from The Institutes (Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group). She participates in numerous recovery events, and is involved in family and grief support groups. She was awarded with Caron Treatment Centers’ 2016 Greater Philadelphia Community Service Award and received her Recovery Coach Certification in January 2017. 

Marcella currently resides in Southern NJ, Gloucester County. She has been married for 32 years to her husband Michael and they have three adult children.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @mpettoro

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to know if you have a problem.
  • How to build up courage to ask for help.
  • Where to turn for help, get counseling or find treatment.
  • What if you recognize this in a loved one or friend?

High Five Highlights:

  • What's the best part about being sober now? That I get to help others and carry the hope of recovery. 
  • If you recognized the symptoms of addiction in a friend, how would you approach them to offer help? Ask questions, “Do You Need help?” “Is there something going on?” Don’t say “I think you have a problem.”
  • As a recovery coach, what’s the biggest obstacle you face in helping people? It is the denial that they have a problem. They don’t want to recognize it until something serious happens.
  • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share? “One Day at a Time” and “Never explain yourself to anyone. Those that love you do not need it. Those that do not will not believe you anyway.”
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life, the most important thing I’ve learned is...” Be true to yourself.

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