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Alcohol Minimalist: Change Your Drinking Habits!

The Alcohol Minimalist podcast is dedicated to helping habit drinkers and adult children of alcoholics to change their drinking habits and create a peaceful relationship with alcohol: past, present and future. We are proof positive that you can break unbreakable habits and create a peaceful relationship with alcohol. Becoming an alcohol minimalist means: Choosing how to include alcohol in our lives following low-risk guidelines. Freedom from anxiety around alcohol use. Less alcohol without feeling deprived. Using the power of our own brains to overcome our past patterns and choose peace. The Alcohol Minimalist Podcast explores the science behind alcohol and analyzes physical and mental wellness to empower choice. You have the power to change your relationship with alcohol, you are not sick, broken and it's not your genes! This show is intended for educational purposes and does not constitute medical advice. If you are physically dependent on alcohol, please seek medical help to reduce your drinking.

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Revisiting: 3 Things I Had to Stop Doing to Change My Drinking Habit
This week is our last episode in the 3-part series we have been revisiting about plans, goals and habit change and how these apply to our relationship with alcohol.  Today's episode is all about the 3 Things I had to Stop Doing to Change My Drinking Habit. Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Too Much?" Get it here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
29:19 6/19/24
Revisiting: Drink Plans vs Drink Goals
This week on the podcast, we're revisiting  part two in a series of episodes that I consider foundational for building an Alcohol Minimalist lifestyle. Listen in as I talk about Drink Plans vs Drink Goals. Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Too Much?" Get it here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
26:39 6/12/24
Revisiting: Making a Drink Plan vs Planning to Drink
This week on the podcast, we're revisiting  the first in a series of episodes that I consider foundational for building an Alcohol Minimalist lifestyle. Listen in as I talk about the difference between making a drink plan vs planning to drink. Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Too Much?" Get it here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
25:39 6/5/24
Stopping the Shame Spiral Around Your Drinking
This week on the podcast we're diving into a topic that affects many of us on this journey: shame. If you've ever felt ashamed of your drinking habits, you're not alone. We'll be discussing what shame means for those of us who struggle with overdrinking and, more importantly, how we can stop a shame spiral and start making positive changes.Resources mentioned: Brene Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection; Atlas of the HeartDr. Kristin Neff: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to YourselfHave you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Too Much?" Get it here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
30:57 5/29/24
Using the Power of Continuous Improvement to Change Your Drinking!
This week on the podcast I'm talking all about the power or continous improvement to change your drinking. Inside everything I've done and everything I've created to help people change their drinking, are the principles of Kaizen.Listen in to hear all about what Kaizen means and how you can use the power of continuous improvement to change your drinking!  New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Too Much?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
22:01 5/22/24
4 Reasons You're Not Making Progress on Changing Your Drinking Habits...YET
This week on the podcast I'm talking about the four reasons that you're not making progress on changing your drinking habits...yet.Listen in to hear why your mindset and believing that you're capable of change is the key. There is disbelief throughout your mindset that shows up in different ways.You may need to 1) Decide and commit to change.2) Get consistent with your doable drink plans.3) Take responsibility for drinking less. 4) Make sure you're giving yourself credit for the change that is happening! New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Too Much?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
22:40 5/15/24
How to Use Mindfulness as a Mental Health Tool: To Beat Depression & Anxiety, and Change Your Brain with Debbie Hampton
This week on the podcast I'm joined again by Debbie Hampton. After decades of depression, a serious attempt to end her life, and a resulting brain injury, Debbie Hampton not only survived, but went on to thrive by discovering the super power we all have to better our brains and lives. Neuroplasticity is the superpower we all are born with and possess until the day we die. On www.thebestbrainpossible.com  Debbie shares information about the tools she used to heal herself and her life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Today we're talking about her new book: How to Use Mindfulness as a Mental Health Tool:  To Beat Depression & Anxiety, and Change Your Brain New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
45:52 5/8/24
How to Eat to Change How You Drink with Dr. Brooke Scheller
This week on the podcast I'm talking to Dr. Brooke Scheller all about her book How to Eat to Change How You Drink.Dr. Brooke Scheller, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, stands at the forefront of a transformative movement in health and wellness. As the esteemed founder of Functional Sobriety and the author of "How to Eat to Change How You Drink," Dr. Scheller has dedicated her career to revolutionizing the approach to alcohol recovery and holistic well-being.Inspired by her journey to sobriety in 2021, Dr. Scheller embarked on a mission to empower others to reclaim their lives through nutrition and functional medicine. Drawing upon her extensive expertise, she crafted an innovative approach that not only liberates individuals from the grips of alcohol but also fosters profound improvements in brain health, mood regulation, energy levels, focus, gut health, and hormone balance.You can learn more about Brooke here. New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
44:28 5/1/24
Alcohol Awareness Month: 3 "Traps" That Keep You from Changing Your Drinking
This week on the podcast I'm bringing awareness to some of the "traps" that keep us from taking ACTION on changing our drinking habits.1) Waiting for the perfect time...or to hit rock bottom.2) Making mistakes and letting them mean we're not capable of change3) Looking too far into the future and not focusing on the next 24 hours. Have you checked out the Alcohol Core Beliefs? Here are the five Alcohol Core Beliefs I see most often.  One is likely your dominant core belief but it’s absolutely possible (and probable) that you believe more than one of these core beliefs.  Alcohol Helps Me Relieve Stress. (Episode 158) Alcohol Makes Things More Fun. (Episode 159) Alcohol Creates Connection. (Episode 160) Alcohol Is My Reward. (Episode 161) Alcohol Keeps Me Going.  (Episode 163) Resource Mentioned:  Alcohol Core Belief Mind Map--Pick it up here.cNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work. ★ Support this podcast ★
28:50 4/24/24
Alcohol Awareness Month: Revisiting the True Cost of a Daily Drinking Habit
Alcohol Awareness Month continues!  This week I'm revisiting an important episode on the true costs of a daily drinking habit.Sign up for the FREE  "Breaking Unbreakable Drinking Habits" Workshop on April 21stNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
34:21 4/17/24
Alcohol Awareness Month-Off Plan Drinking: Overdrinking vs. Drinking Over
Alcohol Awareness Month continues!  This week I'm talking about off-plan drinking and the difference between overdrinking vs. drinking over. Understanding the important difference and creating awareness around what drives your off-plan drinking is a key ingredient to changing your drinking habits! Resources Mentioned:It's STILL Dryuary Mini-Series: Surviving the Witching HourSign up for the FREE  "Breaking Unbreakable Drinking Habits" Workshop on April 21stNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
19:16 4/10/24
Alcohol Awareness Month: 3 Things You Need to STOP Believing About Alcohol
This week kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month! Stay tuned as we dive into increased awareness of all the benefits and options for building an Alcohol Minimalist lifestyle. Today I'm talking about the 3 Things You need to STOP believing about alcohol.Resources Mentioned: Episode 126: Chasing the BuzzAlcohol Core Beliefs SeriesSign up for the FREE  "Breaking Unbreakable Drinking Habits" Workshop on April 21stNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
31:17 4/3/24
Spring Break Special Episode: Why It's So Hard to Convert Good Intentions into Action with Monica Reinagel
This week on the podcast a special Spring Break episode with a shared episode from the Change Academy Podcast : Why It's so Hard to Convert Good Intentions into Action. This episode is all about the HAPA model for behavior change and I'm tying it into changing your drinking habits. If you're concerned about your future bone health, you'll want to check out Monica's special workshop! Stronger Bones: Practical Strategies for Lifeling Bone Health. Register here.Learn more www.nutritionovereasy.com/healthybonesNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
28:50 3/27/24
Pathfinder: Non-Alcoholic Hemp Seed Spirit with Kraig Rovensky
This week on the podcast, I'm talking to Kraig Rovensky from Pathfinder. The Pathfinder is a fermented and distilled hemp-based liquid with the intense flavor and aromatic characteristics of a spirit, with none of the harmful effects of alcoholic beverages. I was drawn to the story of Pathfinder and I know you'll love hearing about this fun brand too!. Check them out at: https://drinkthepathfinder.com/Follow Kraig on IG @KraigthepathfinderNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
37:58 3/20/24
It's Not About the Wine: The Loaded Truth About Mommy Wine Culture with Celeste Yvonne
This week on the podcast, I'm talking with Celeste Yvonne, all about her book: It's Not About the Wine."In this refreshing, honest take on some of the most pressing concerns for twenty-first-century parents, Yvonne mixes research, cultural references, her own story, and engaging interviews with other moms who sought refuge in wine and found a way out. Drinking to blur the tumultuous days of parenting is a catch-22: it actually keeps us from being present during this precious time. It's Not about the Wine pulls back the veil on what's really plaguing mothers, offers tangible tips for how to lighten your mental load, and paves a path forward for all of us who want to survive and thrive during these weary and wonderful years."Buy It's Not About the Wine.Learn more about Celeste Yvonne and subscribe to her Substack here. New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Want to schedule a call to talk about how I work with people?  Click here for a FREE call. Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
37:57 3/13/24
What Working with an Alcohol Coach is Like
This week on the podcast I'm talking about what working with an alcohol coach is really like. If you think an alcohol coach is the same as having a sponsor...you'll definitely want to listen. I'm giving details on all of my programs including: Just STARTMaking Peace with AlcoholProof Positive 1:1 Coaching Resource mentioned:  Episode #143  Being Mostly AFNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
27:19 3/6/24
Emotional Sobriety with Colleen Kachmann
This week on the podcast I'm talking all about emotional sobriety with coach, author and podcaster, Colleen Kachmann.Learn more about her podcast: https://itsnotaboutthealcohol.com/Check out her free resources: https://recoverwithcolleen.com/FreebiesNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
42:59 2/28/24
Alcohol Core Belief #5: Alcohol Keeps Me Going
This week on the podcast  Alcohol Core Belief #5-Alcohol Keeps Me GoingHere are the five Alcohol Core Beliefs I see most often.  One is likely your dominant core belief but it’s absolutely possible (and probable) that you believe more than one of these core beliefs.  Alcohol Helps Me Relieve Stress. (Episode 158) Alcohol Makes Things More Fun. (Episode 159) Alcohol Creates Connection. (Episode 160) Alcohol Is My Reward. (Episode 161) Alcohol Keeps Me Going.  (Episode 163) Resource Mentioned:  Alcohol Core Belief Mind Map--Pick it up here.Drink? The New Science of Alcohol and Your HealthNew to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
37:59 2/21/24
Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters that Drive Our Life with Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor
This week on the show I'm thrilled to share with you my conversation with Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist whose research specialized in understanding how our brain creates our perception of reality. As irony would have it, in 1996 at the age of 37, Dr. Jill experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely rebuild her brain to recover all physical, emotional, and thinking abilities.Learn more at www.drjilltaylor.comBooks written by Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor:My Stroke of InsightWhole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice & The Four Characters that Drive Our LifeDr. Jill's Ted Talk New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
64:02 2/14/24
Alcohol Core Belief #4: Alcohol Is My Reward
This week on the podcast the Alcohol Core Beliefs Series continues with Alcohol Core Belief #4-Alcohol is My RewardHere are the five Alcohol Core Beliefs I see most often.  One is likely your dominant core belief but it’s absolutely possible (and probable) that you believe more than one of these core beliefs.  Alcohol Helps Me Relieve Stress. (Episode #158) Alcohol Makes Things More Fun.  (Episode #159) Alcohol Creates Connection.   (Episode #160)Alcohol Is My Reward. Alcohol Keeps Me Going. Resource Mentioned:  Alcohol Core Belief Mind Map--Pick it up here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
38:26 2/7/24
Dry January Series: Alcohol Core Belief #3-Alcohol Creates Connection
This week on the podcast in the Dry January Series: Alcohol Core Belief #3-Alcohol Creates ConnectionHere are the five Alcohol Core Beliefs I see most often.  One is likely your dominant core belief but it’s absolutely possible (and probable) that you believe more than one of these core beliefs.  Alcohol Helps Me Relieve Stress. Alcohol Makes Things More Fun. Alcohol Creates Connection.Alcohol Is My Reward. Alcohol Keeps Me Going. Resource Mentioned:  Alcohol Core Belief Mind Map--Pick it up here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
26:23 1/31/24
Dry January Series: Alcohol Core Belief #2-Alcohol Makes Things More FUN
This week on the podcast in the Dry January Series: Alcohol Core Belief #2-Alcohol Makes Things More FUN!Here are the five Alcohol Core Beliefs I see most often.  One is likely your dominant core belief but it’s absolutely possible (and probable) that you believe more than one of these core beliefs.  Alcohol Helps Me Relieve Stress. Alcohol Makes Things More Fun. Alcohol Creates Connection.Alcohol Is My Reward. Alcohol Keeps Me Going. Resource Mentioned:  Alcohol Core Belief Mind Map--Pick it up here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
28:44 1/24/24
It's STILL Dryuary Mini-Series: Oh No it's Friday and I CAN'T Drink!
It's the last episode in our Mini-Series and today we're talking about the weekend, and celebrations and what we make alcohol mean. If you're worried about sticking to your Dry January plans for the next two weekends, then this episode is for you! Resources Mentioned:Podcast Listening GuideAlcohol Core Beliefs MindmapRecovery & Reflection WorksheetAlcohol Minimalists Facebook GroupLearn more about how I work with people here: www.mollywatts.com/workwithmeOr if you want to have a conversation, email me molly@mollywatts.comLow risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
10:10 1/19/24
It's STILL Dryuary Mini-Series: If You've Already Drank Off Plan
Here's the 4th in our STILL DRYUARY mini-series and today I'm talking all about how we approach off-plan drinking. This is the #1 skill you should build if you're interested in creating sustainable change beyond Dry January.We focus on compassion and curiosity to observe our own thinking and understand what's driving our desire to drink off-plan. Resource:  Recovery & Reflection Worksheet Alcohol Minimalists Facebook GroupLearn more about how I work with people here: www.mollywatts.com/workwithmeOr if you want to have a conversation, email me molly@mollywatts.comLow risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
15:01 1/18/24
It's STILL Dryuary Mini-Series: When Everyone Around You is Drinking
Back for more of It's STILL DRYUARY mini-series-day three. Today I'm talking about the pressure you might feel when everyone around you is drinking alcohol and you're not. This is more than just simple peer pressure, it's all about managing our minds.Are you looking for some other folks who are working on their drinking habits, committed to science and learning what's fueling the desire to drink?  Check out my the Alcohol Minimalist private Facebook group. It's another great free resource.  Learn more about how I work with people here: www.mollywatts.com/workwithmeOr if you want to have a conversation, email me molly@mollywatts.comLow risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
16:16 1/17/24
It's STILL DRYUARY Mini-Series: Surviving the Witching Hour
Back for more of It's STILL DRYUARY mini-series with some help to navigate the witching hour. Whether is's an ingrained habit or responding to the stress of your life, the witching hour is that time of day that seems to trip you up on a regular basis.I'm talking about the why and how we can make the witching hour easier. Resources mentioned:  PB&J Tool Learn more about how I work with people here: www.mollywatts.com/workwithmeOr if you want to have a conversation, email me molly@mollywatts.comLow risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
14:38 1/16/24
It's STILL DRYUARY Mini-Series: You're Not Alone if this feels HARD
Welcome to It's STILL DRYUARY! This week-long mini-series is designed to help support you through the "messy middle" of whatever dry, dryish or damp January plan you have in place. A new episode every day and today we're starting with "You're Not Alone if this feels HARD". Resources mentioned: Podcast Listening GuideAlcohol Core Belief MindmapLearn more about how I work with people here: www.mollywatts.com/workwithmeOr if you want to have a conversation, email me molly@mollywatts.comLow risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
11:22 1/15/24
Dry January Series: Understanding Your ACB's (Alcohol Core Beliefs)
This week on the podcast in the Dry January Series: Understanding Your ACB's  (Alcohol Core Beliefs)Here are the five Alcohol Core Beliefs I see most often.  One is likely your dominant core belief but it’s absolutely possible (and probable) that you believe more than one of these core beliefs.  Alcohol Helps Me Relieve Stress. Alcohol Makes Things More Fun. Alcohol Creates Connection.Alcohol Is My Reward. Alcohol Keeps Me Going. Resource Mentioned:  Alcohol Core Belief Mind Map--Pick it up here.New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
22:10 1/10/24
Dry January Series: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Alcohol & Your Health
This week on the podcast I'm diving into the health benefits of Dry January, by exploring some of the questions that you may not ask yourself regularly about alcohol. 1) Do you have any preexisting conditions that are exacerbated by drinking? This can include diabetes, liver disease, hypertension, epilepsy, and more.  2) Are you taking any medications that are less effective because of your alcohol consumption or that pose dangerous side effects when mixed with alcohol? This can include blood pressure medications, insulin, antibiotics, and various psychiatric medications.3) How does alcohol interfere with your ability to take care of your physical health? For example, is it affecting your skin, teeth, digestion, diet, or exercise habits?4) What is your cancer, Alzheimer’s, and stroke risk? Have you or anyone else in your family been diagnosed with these types of conditions, which makes drinking more likely to negatively impact you?5) How is alcohol affecting your sleep? Do you find that you are waking frequently at night? Chronically tired in the morning? New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Want to get involved in Dryuary?  Check out www.Dryuary.orgJoin my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
28:46 1/3/24
Alcohol & Emotional Resilience with Alice Kearney
This week on the podcast I'm talking to Alice Kearney. Alice is one of my students who is also an art therapist, and mental health counselor. We are talking all about emotional resilience and how lacking it, often leads to people using alcohol as a coping mechanism.  We're also talking about parenting and why teaching our children emotional resilience AND how to have a healthy relationship with alcohol is possible. Alice has created a product that helps parents teach kids to become more emotionally reslient called The Bounce Box.  Check it out here! New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Ready to get started on changing your drinking habits?  Check out Just Start.Want to get involved in Dryuary?  Check out www.Dryuary.orgJoin my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabitHas this podcast helped you? Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow me on Instagram: @AlcoholMinimalist Have you grabbed your free e-book, "Alcohol Truths: How Much is Safe?" Get it here.Low risk drinking guidelines from the NIAAA:Healthy men under 65:No more than 4 drinks in one day and no more than 14 drinks per week.Healthy women (all ages) and healthy men 65 and older:No more than 3 drinks in one day and no more than 7 drinks per week.One drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. So remember that a mixed drink or full glass of wine are probably more than one drink.Abstinence from alcoholAbstinence from alcohol is the best choice for people who take medication(s) that interact with alcohol, have health conditions that could be exacerbated by alcohol (e.g. liver disease), are pregnant or may become pregnant or have had a problem with alcohol or another substance in the past.Benefits of “low-risk” drinkingFollowing these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.If you' are unsure about whether or not you have alcohol use disorder, please visit the NIAAA for more information. ★ Support this podcast ★
36:45 12/27/23

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