In this episode I talk to one of my oldest friends who silently battled a serious alcohol addiction which saw her hospitalised and isolated. Lyndal's battle with alcohol started as binge drinking as a teenager and eventually progressed in to an everyday addiction that also left her unable function without alcohol without having serious physical withdrawals. This went on for at least a decade and she was able to somehow hide this from her work colleagues, friends and family. Hiding alcohol in her desk and around various places at work she tried desperately to mask her addiction in an attempt to hold on to her corporate career and run an branch of a company in her New York office until she eventually could no longer hide it and she was fired. Moving back to Australia and trying to hide her shame Lyndal unravelled and then slowly started to rebuild herself from the inside out. She joined AA, started the steps, found love a new job, started her own little business and is well on the road to recovery.
In this brutally honest conversation we chat about how bingeing creeps up on you, how alcohol can control your life and how she wouldn't change a thing.
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For links to Lyndal's business Sockanthropy, gorgeous bamboo socks that are sustainable and give to different charities.
Music by Mr Cassidy (written by Danni Carr).