David Hampton

David Hampton

As a published author of two books, (After the Miracle: Illusions Along the Path To Restoration, and Our Authentic Selves: Reflections On What We Believe and What We Wish We Believed), co-host of a weekly podcast (The Positive Sobriety Podcast), a regular contributor to blogs and articles for a variety of recovery and treatment websites and publications, and a Certified Professional Recovery Coach in private practice in the Greater Nashville, TN area, David Hampton is immersed in the world of helping those with a variety of unwanted behaviors and disorders. David is also one of the executive producers of the upcoming documentary film, Shame On Us which tackles the subject of stigma and substance use disorder in our culture.

As a man with his own story of recovery and restoration David is uniquely positioned to walk with both those who suffer and the loved ones who support them. David has done additional training around addiction and trauma, the brain, as well as addiction and family dynamics. He has also studied the benefits of Music Therapy and its usefulness in addiction recovery.

As a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), David works closely with area treatment centers, recovery orientated nonprofit organizations, as well as being a keynote speaker for various recovery-focused events.

David makes his home in the downtown Franklin, TN area and enjoys many opportunities to involve himself in the local Greater Nashville area recovery community.

Posts by David Hampton

Thresholds Of Recovery

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Liminality, the space in between the sense of being in between your past and your future, defines the thresholds of recovery.

Recovery And The Integrated Soul

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True recovery isn’t about creating a sober persona, but rather an integrated soul that is intentional and honest about what is and isn’t authentic about me.

Recovery And The Neurology Of Joy

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The unique neurology of joy means that you can influence your thought processes in such a way that it will increase your chances of a successful recovery.

The Recovery Connection

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We will explore the importance of connection, the dangers of lack of connection, and why the recovery connection is such an integral part of sober living.

Breaking The Shame Cycle In Recovery

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I am convinced that we are as addicted to shame as we are to substances and compulsions. Let's consider how shame can become a shame cycle.

Recovery In An Anxious Culture

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The anxious culture in which we live can make recovery even more challenging. It is critical to develop tools to cope in order to prevent relapse.

A Call To Empathy In Addiction Treatment

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Empathy is a fundamental part of being human. Seeking to understand encourages growth; addiction treatment is served well by empathy.

Resentment And Relapse

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See how one man gained knowledge of resentment and relapse that he was able to use to make a breakthrough in his own recovery.

Everything Must Change?

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Am I willing to risk practicing what I see others doing in order to experience the freedom I see others enjoying? Must everything change?