Audio: Q&A Part 3 – moderation / looking forward / family pressure (episode sp161)

Last week I recorded a quite long question-and-answer live broadcast for my weekly sober podcast series. You’re familiar with the one-minute audios. These are longer, meatier.

Part 3 of the Q&A call (episode #161) covers these three questions:

~ How to talk to people who say that they want to learn to moderate …

~ What is there to look forward to after, say, one year sober and all the fancy milestones are done

~ How to deal with family members (friends, partners) who say that you probably don’t even have a drinking problem at all

The full audio recording for this episode is 12 minutes long. Here’s a 1 minute preview. This is a stand-alone part.


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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

  • Thanks for this reply to my question about interacting with other people (I had to leave the mixlr call so this was a nice surprise to hear!)

    It comes down in the end perhaps to what the speaker is looking for in the conversation? If they are seeking information on what it is like not to drink, then yes, I can give them that. That’s usually not the case, though – which is where it gets sticky. I have had far more conversations with people in my head than in reality! which for me means it is taking up too much brain space and I have to let it go.

  • The old wiring does not go away. You just have to make new paths to use in your brain. But it certainly is not easy. Agreed