76 episodes

Are you sick of feeling controlled by alcohol?Do you want to drink less?Do you wake up after a night of drinking feeling anxious and full of regret?I've been there and want to help you. In this podcast I will be talking with ex-binge drinkers, alcoholics in recovery, drug and and alcohol counsellors and people that have good stuff to say about quitting the drink.

How I quit alcohol Danni Carr

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Are you sick of feeling controlled by alcohol?Do you want to drink less?Do you wake up after a night of drinking feeling anxious and full of regret?I've been there and want to help you. In this podcast I will be talking with ex-binge drinkers, alcoholics in recovery, drug and and alcohol counsellors and people that have good stuff to say about quitting the drink.

    How rock bottom made me better with legendary musician Hat Ftiz

    How rock bottom made me better with legendary musician Hat Ftiz

    In this episode I catch up with legendary blues man Hat Fitz.  Fitzy had always been labelled a "wild man" in the Aussie blues scene,  he is a big character,  rough around the edges, honest as they come and reflective of his relationship with alcohol and the rock bottom he went to as a result.   Hat Fitz lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with his beautiful partner Cara,  has a great relationship with his kids and has found new musical inspiration which he attributes to his 19 years of being alcohol free.  
    To check out tour dates or what Cara and Hat Fitz are up to go to 

    http://www.hatfitzandcara.com

    Check them out here on youtube 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oL_9Y36gag

    Connect on insta @hatfitzandcara

    For more resources or to find out to register for the Jan 3 months sober challenge to go 
    https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


    This podcast was proudly brought to you by Monday Distillery,  purveyors of beautiful,  sugar free,  non-alcoholic beverages.   To find out more about them or to order some of their beautiful offerings head to https://mondaydistillery.com or  https://osunsparkling.com/


    Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwald
    www.ashgrunwald.com

    A huge shoutout to our new sponsors Heaps Normal.  Too good to be wasted. 
    For free shipping head to 
    www.heapsnormal.com and use the promo code HIQA for free shipping. 

    Music for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr Cassidy

    for more resources go to 
    www.iquitalcohol.com.au

    If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 

    • 44 min
    Calling up your demons with actor Martin Dingle Wall

    Calling up your demons with actor Martin Dingle Wall

    In this episode I chat with actor Martin Dingle Wall.   Marty is best known for his roles in Home And Away,  Underbelly and Upper Middle Bogan.  We chat about the discovery of yourself and the healing that comes when you meet it head on.  Facing your demons and the rawness of really leaning in to the feelings that come up in sobriety.  Using the arts and creativity as an outlet for expression and to release blockages.  Building your life around sobriety and the importance of the support from other people to help you through.  
    While he is back in Australia from LA Martin is filming and also teaching through his own Masterclass on the Gold Coast.  

    For more info on Martin Dingle-Wall go to 
    https://www.martindinglewall.com/

    For more resources or to find out to register for the Jan 3 months sober challenge to go 
    https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


    This podcast was proudly brought to you by Monday Distillery,  purveyors of beautiful,  sugar free,  non-alcoholic beverages.   To find out more about them or to order some of their beautiful offerings head to https://mondaydistillery.com or  https://osunsparkling.com/


    Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwald
    www.ashgrunwald.com

    A huge shoutout to our new sponsors Heaps Normal.  Too good to be wasted. 
    For free shipping head to 
    www.heapsnormal.com and use the promo code HIQA for free shipping. 

    Music for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr Cassidy

    for more resources go to 
    www.iquitalcohol.com.au

    If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 

    • 52 min
    Changing your self concept with Fi from Melbourne

    Changing your self concept with Fi from Melbourne

    In this episode I catch up with Fi,  a neuroscientist from Melbourne who was also a participant in the HIQA Jan Challenge earlier this year.   Fi signed up more as a support for her friend Kate and not only finished off the three months but along with her husband is now approaching 12 months alcohol free.   In this episode we chat about the challenge,  changing your self concept,  feeling crappy in the first few weeks of sobriety,   how being busy is an addiction in itself and how sometimes knowing stuff doesn't mean chose to change your habits. 

    For more resources or to find out to register for the Jan 3 months sober challenge to go 
    https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


    This podcast was proudly brought to you by Monday Distillery,  purveyors of beautiful,  sugar free,  non-alcoholic beverages.   To find out more about them or to order some of their beautiful offerings head to https://mondaydistillery.com or  https://osunsparkling.com/


    Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwald
    www.ashgrunwald.com

    A huge shoutout to our new sponsors Heaps Normal.  Too good to be wasted. 
    For free shipping head to 
    www.heapsnormal.com and use the promo code HIQA for free shipping. 

    Music for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr Cassidy

    for more resources go to 
    www.iquitalcohol.com.au

    If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 

    • 1 hr
    Nothing but freedom with Michael from West Oz

    Nothing but freedom with Michael from West Oz

    In this insightful episode I chat with Michael a stone mason from Western Australia.  Michael resonated with drinking at a very early age and from almost the first drink he had very little control over alcohol some serious bingeing saw him decide to take a break.  After years of being alcohol free  living in the wilderness of Indonesia a family tragedy saw him return to the familiarity and numbing effects of alcohol which went on for decades.   Serious partying and massive blackouts,  failed relationships and now serious alcohol addiction Michael was told that part of his brain was actually atrophying,  a symptom common with heavy alcohol use.  That still didn't stop him and his massive binges.  Finally one day he decided enough was enough and with the help of 12 steps and making some very big life changes he has now been four years alcohol free.   In this episode we chat about connecting with life.   Upgrading your daily patterns, doing things differently, getting excited about the mystery of sobriety and having an honest approach to showing up to life which is how Michael now lives his life.  
    I loved this warm honest chat. 

    For more resources or to find out to register for the Jan 3 months sober challenge to go 
    https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


    This podcast was proudly brought to you by Monday Distillery,  purveyors of beautiful,  sugar free,  non-alcoholic beverages.   To find out more about them or to order some of their beautiful offerings head to https://mondaydistillery.com or  https://osunsparkling.com/


    Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwald
    www.ashgrunwald.com

    A huge shoutout to our new sponsors Heaps Normal.  Too good to be wasted. 
    For free shipping head to 
    www.heapsnormal.com and use the promo code HIQA for free shipping. 

    Music for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr Cassidy

    for more resources go to 
    www.iquitalcohol.com.au

    If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 

    • 52 min
    Stepping off the rollercoaster with Katy Graczer

    Stepping off the rollercoaster with Katy Graczer

    In this episode I catch up with Katy @graczer who spent decades trying to fit the mould of a fun drinking  socialite.  That kind of lifestyle comes with it perks but can also lead to some  dysfunctional bingeing,  Katy was experiencing  blackouts, bedwetting and other negative impacts that so many of us do but still find it hard to jump off the rollercoaster.  3 years alcohol free she is now embracing life on a new level. Katie has been the driving force facilitating some big changes within her industry to make alcohol free choices more available.  While her transformation hasn't always been easy Katy is confident and self aware,  her and her partner Dean Gladstone are also helping other people reach their full potential teaching wellness through yoga and breath work.  

    You can connect with Katy via insta @graczer

    For more resources or to find out to register for the Jan 3 months sober challenge to go 
    https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


    This podcast was proudly brought to you by Monday Distillery,  purveyors of beautiful,  sugar free,  non-alcoholic beverages.   To find out more about them or to order some of their beautiful offerings head to https://mondaydistillery.com or  https://osunsparkling.com/


    Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwald
    www.ashgrunwald.com

    A huge shoutout to our new sponsors Heaps Normal.  Too good to be wasted. 
    For free shipping head to 
    www.heapsnormal.com and use the promo code HIQA for free shipping. 

    Music for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr Cassidy

    for more resources go to 
    www.iquitalcohol.com.au

    If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 

    • 52 min
    Next level wisdom found in the uncomfortable with Ash Grunwald

    Next level wisdom found in the uncomfortable with Ash Grunwald

    In this episode I am back in the studio with my sober buddy and hubby Ash Grunwald.  
    We respond to the question that is being thrown my way a lot which is can I grant myself a leave pass for Christmas and have a few drinks?  Ash and I both share our perspective on this. 
    We talk about the joys of sobriety,  the reasons to stay sober,  the wisdom found in the uncomfortable,  navigating heavy waters and more. 



    For more resources or to find out to register for the Jan 3 months sober challenge to go 
    https://www.iquitalcohol.com.au


    This podcast was proudly brought to you by Monday Distillery,  purveyors of beautiful,  sugar free,  non-alcoholic beverages.   To find out more about them or to order some of their beautiful offerings head to https://mondaydistillery.com or  https://osunsparkling.com/


    Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwald
    www.ashgrunwald.com

    A huge shoutout to our new sponsors Heaps Normal.  Too good to be wasted. 
    For free shipping head to 
    www.heapsnormal.com and use the promo code HIQA for free shipping. 

    Music for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr Cassidy

    for more resources go to 
    www.iquitalcohol.com.au

    If you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Danny Morris U.K. ,

One of the best

I listen to a lot of recovery podcasts and this is one of the best ones out there. The show manages to stay really positive and entertaining, despite covering some very serious topics. Highly recommend listening.

Monsoon Days ,

Gives real hope

I really love this podcast. It’s encouraging and realistic. The enthusiasm is refreshing. All the guests are fabulous and each show is wonderful in its own right.

CDusty28 ,

So inspiring

I love this podcast. It’s so inspiring.
Thanks Danni and thanks to all your guests.

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