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ADHD Trauma, Addiction & Recovery w/ Survivor & Hockey Legend Theo Fleury

by Faster Than Normal

We get to share-in a very raw and real conversation today. If your a hockey fan like me, then you know the name Theo Fleury from his 1000+ games on the ice, or from his Olympic Gold medal win in 2002! But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors. Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. We talk about his ADHD, his childhood, his adjustment to retirement and about never quitting…Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Theo discuss:

1:40-  Intro and welcome Theo Fleury!!

2:30-  You started playing hockey at five years old- what were things like for you growing up?

4:40-  Your career is amazing!! How did things go when you retired from the NHL?

9:28-  Theo on True purpose. ref:  Playing With Fire” book

10:46-  On ADHD stereotypes

11:48-  On labels

13:40-  On learning to use a faster brain. Managing dopamine rushes.

15:44-  What do you do these days to get your dopamine fix?

17:42-  On staying busy, on schedule and fighting addiction

18:48-  On transitioning from a completely and fully scheduled career, to surviving on your own from day-to-day.

19:40-  On creating a new toolbox for yourself

20:55-  Why we need to be talking more about solutions

24:12-  How can people find you Theo? and at Twitter, INSTA: @TheoFluery14

24:28-  Thank you so much Theo and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

24:56-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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1 Comment

  1. Tammy Hagg

    Hi, my name is Tammy and my son”s name is Cody. I just found out that Theo has ADHD. Unbeliable. I have Add and I believe Cody does also. I feel ill that Theoren has it. Cody has major trauma. Fleury was his first memory and never came back. Cody can do anything, so talented. There is a whole story of abandonment. Fleury should help him. Cody is his son.


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