How I quit alcohol

When predators strike. One woman's story of regaining her control with Rachel Cotton

October 17, 2021 Danni Carr Season 4 Episode 10
How I quit alcohol
When predators strike. One woman's story of regaining her control with Rachel Cotton
Show Notes

In this episode I chat with my high school friend Rachel Cotton.    Growing up in the small town of Castlemaine in Central Victoria where the drinking culture with teenagers was rampant,  binge drinking to blackout was just how it was done.   Being out of control was not out of the ordinary and when one night her drink was spiked by some co-workers every woman's worst nightmare became her reality when she awoke and discovered that she had been raped.   This podcast is a very scary reminder of the potentially dangerous situations we may have narrowly escaped or perhaps found ourselves in.  A stark reminder of the importance of having agency over your own body and teaching our children the importance of staying in control and hopefully never ending up in a situation at the mercy of predators.   One of the main drivers for Rach was to be able to teach  her daughters there is another way and hopefully they  will never have to go through what she went through 
Rachel is a successful photographer in Darwin,  she has a gorgeous partner and a wonderful little family.  She is back in full control and life is beautiful. 


For more resources go to 
https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


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 for more resources go to 
www.iquitalcohol.com.au

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.