Ben talks about the impact sobriety had on his career as a bar manager and as a musician. Sobriety can be difficult to commit to at any stage in life, but can be even more difficult going into your early twenties due to social stigma and other factors. Ben had people in his extended family who experiemented with drug use, and started experimenting with drugs and alcohol in his early teens. Following some negative experiences with alcohol which led to an ankle break on a drunk night out a few years later, Ben knew that something had to change. After committing to a sober lifestyle, Ben's musicianship and quality of life improved, and so did his experiences working hospitality. There is also discussion of the impact of sobriety on dating and productivity.
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Music on the show today belongs to Ben's band Koko.
New single Koko - Overdue @ 15:40
Koko - Stranger @ 35:10