In this episode I catch up with India Morris who started sneaking alcohol at the age of eight. By the age of 13 she had already developed a strong drinking habit. From using alcohol as a way to escape she had developed a serious binge drinking pattern, sometimes going weeks without drinking and then drinking so much she would wake up the next day not remembering and feeling full of guilt and shame. The joy she had felt before from drinking was pretty much gone and she was becoming maudlin and depressed. She finally found the courage to stop drawing inspiration from her father who had quit when she was 12. Hacking her mind and creating new neural pathways that saw her crediting all of her good times to sobriety rather than alcohol and that was the first step in her creating lasting change. India has been sober now for eight years, and is not looking back.
In this episode we chat about the life hacks that changed everything. How trusted professionals can come become predators, unexpected shifts in relationships after you give up the booze, using adrenaline nature based activities for healing trauma and when the high of sobriety wears off.
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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.