Audio: Should I Quit or Cut Down?

This is audio #116 for my sober podcast subscribers.

I recorded this podcast yesterday with a live audience. There were a total of 19 people listening in and sending me messages on the chat. Totally different and fun. And the result? What was supposed to be a new 10 minute audio for you turned out to be over 20 minutes long.

This podcast deals with an email I received last Friday:

Hi there! I am a 46 year old mum of 2. Alcohol has always been in my life but increased after stepping back from my career and having children. I would say I noticed it was a real problem in the past 2 years. This is day 12  alcohol free for me, the longest time without alcohol in ten years.  I’d like to know lots of things! … Should I abstain completely or cut down?

The full audio podcast runs for over 20 minutes and is on the podcast page for subscribers. Here’s an extract. It’s a 3 minute sample taken from about the half-way point.




I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012