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Episode 141: Deconstruction of my Normal Addiction

I’m laying it all out there this week and sharing how alcohol has impacted my life. I spent many years dissociating with daily drinking and now that I’ve stopped, I can see a huge difference in how I feel. I want to deconstruct addiction, if you will, because I know so many people are struggling right now.

In this episode, Alison and I chat about alcohol addiction, how COVID was a factor in increased alcohol consumption, and the pressures we face in social situations to mark everything with a drink. Even if your addiction isn’t alcohol, this episode will still apply to you because the concepts are the same. If there’s something that’s causing you to not want to be present in your daily life, you need to step back and examine that.

What you’ll find in this episode:

  • I’m getting vulnerable and talking about my overconsumption of alcohol and how it impacted my overall health

  • Now that I’m not drinking, I’m noticing big differences in how I feel

  • How increased alcohol consumption can sneak up on you, and how COVID factored into that

  • There are a lot of social pressures to drink and the marketing of alcohol has fueled the normalization of drinking

  • How drinking affects your relationships and being present in your own life

Resources mentioned:

Book: Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol

by Holly Whitaker

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