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April 19, 2018

S1|EP11: My Drinking Story

S1|EP11: My Drinking Story

In this episode, Janice shares her past experiences with alcohol abuse, some of the causes underlying it, and her gradual journey developing a healthier relationship with drinking.


In this episode, Janice shares about her past experiences with alcohol abuse, some of the causes underlying it, and her gradual journey developing a healthier relationship with drinking.

Please note that there are details shared about events, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that happened around those past experiences. If you feel that this episode might be triggering for you, please consider not listening to it until (and only if) you feel ready to.

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: Alcohol abuse.

Read Janice's 4-years-later take on the episode here: "S1 | EP11: Getting to Two Years Alcohol Free

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Show notes:

  • 1:12: CONTENT WARNING: my personal experiences of alcohol abuse
  • 2:22: Disclaimer: This is my one unique story about using alcohol
  • 3:15: Defining what it means to have a “problem” with alcohol use
  • 8:56: Why I’m sharing my story about alcohol dependency
  • 10:50: My first memories of drinking
  • 11:50: What I was escaping with alcohol
  • 17:33: The ugly consequences of drinking and partying too much
  • 20:25: Hitting rock bottom: drinking at home alone
  • 27:31: Reflecting on the me back then + breaking down the stigma
  • 28:49: My 5-month “drinking ban”
  • 30:41: Starting a new romantic relationship and a new lifestyle
  • 32:52: What helped me to move away from abusing alcohol
  • 36:20: Still susceptible to drinking + the deeper healing and inner work that still needed to be done
  • 39:02: How I am going forward in this journey
  • 41:26: My final words for my dear listeners