In this episode I chat with self professed "Grey Area Drinker", Kat Dunell. Kat is a fire fighter who lives in Geelong with her husband and three kids. She partied a lot as a teenager and throughout her 20's but started to pull back a lot as she got older and had her kids. But what if you aren't a complete trash-bag but you are still relying on those few glasses of wine as a crutch to relieve stress or to wind down after work and tackling the kids evening rituals?
In Jolene Park's incredible Ted Talk on Grey Area Drinking she points out that just because you haven't hit rock bottom or because you aren't smashing a bottle of vodka of night doesn't mean you aren't searching for an "off switch" though alcohol which is also a problem for some people. Not feeling great about herself, low in energy and lacking vitality Kat decided to let alcohol go. Her life just like every other guest on this show has changed so dramatically and she is gratefully living life to the fullest.
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If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist. Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.