The Bubble Hour S8E30 Jenny’s Story

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2020/08/03/jennys-story

Jenny, the youngest child in a big family with little parental supervision, was introduced to alcohol at a young age by her older siblings. She soon became an episodic blackout drinker and the pattern continued into her adult years. 

Now in her 40s, Jenny is celebrating a year of sobriety and shares her story to mark the occasion. 

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The Bubble Hour S8E26 Erica C. Barnett

The Bubble Hour S8E26 Erica C. Barnett

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A must-listen episode for anyone struggling to understand chronic relapse.

Erica C. Barnett had her first sip of alcohol when she was thirteen, and she quickly developed a taste for drinking to oblivion with her friends. In her late twenties, her addiction became inescapable. Volatile relationships, blackouts, and unsuccessful stints in detox defined her life.

By the time she was in her late thirties, Erica Barnett had run the gauntlet of alcoholism. She had recovered and relapsed time and again, but after each new program or detox center would find herself far from rehabilitated. “Rock bottom,” Barnett writes, “is a lie.” It is always possible, she learned, to go lower than your lowest point. She found that the terms other alcoholics used to describe the trajectory of their addiction–“rock bottom” and “moment of clarity”–and the mottos touted by Alcoholics Anonymous, such as “let go and let God” and “you’re only as sick as your secrets”–didn’t correspond to her experience and could actually be detrimental.

With remarkably brave and vulnerable writing, Barnett expands on her personal story to confront the dire state of addiction in America, the rise of alcoholism in American women in the last century, and the lack of rehabilitation options available to addicts. At a time when opioid addiction is a national epidemic and one in twelve Americans suffers from alcohol abuse disorder, Quitter is essential reading for our age and an ultimately hopeful story of Barnett’s own hard-fought path to sobriety.

Host Jean McCarthy’s blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com. Learn about her latest book releases at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

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The Bubble Hour S8 E20 Lynn Matti

The Bubble Hour E8E20 Lynn Matti

Lynn Matti is a therapist who has been sober since 2010 when she checked herself into Hazelden Betty Ford to free herself from alcohol and benzodiazepines for good. She hosts a weekly podcast called The Sober Therapist and is the author of 5 Weeks to Self Confidence. Learn more about Lynn at www.sobersoulrecovery.net and follow her on Instagram at Sober Soul Recovery.

Host Jean McCarthy’s blog UnPickled is here and her latest books are at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books. Follow Jean on Instagram here

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The Bubble Hour S8E18 Audrey’s Story

S8E18 Audrey’s Story

Audrey reflects on the effects that her dysfunctional family of origin dynamics have had relative to her slide into a problematic relationship with alcohol and subsequent sobriety.

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