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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.

Alcohol Minimalist: Change Your Drinking Habits‪!‬ Molly Watts, Author & Coach

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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.

    Alcohol Awareness Month-Off Plan Drinking: Overdrinking vs. Drinking Over

    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 Hour
    Sign up for the FREE  "Breaking Unbreakable Drinking Habits" Workshop on April 21st
    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 19 min
    Alcohol Awareness Month: 3 Things You Need to STOP Believing About Alcohol

    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 Series
    Sign up for the FREE  "Breaking Unbreakable Drinking Habits" Workshop on April 21st
    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 31 min
    Spring Break Special Episode: Why It's So Hard to Convert Good Intentions into Action with Monica Reinagel

    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/healthybones
    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 28 min
    Pathfinder: Non-Alcoholic Hemp Seed Spirit with Kraig Rovensky

    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 @Kraigthepathfinder
    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 37 min
    It's Not About the Wine: The Loaded Truth About Mommy Wine Culture with Celeste Yvonne

    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.



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    • 37 min
    What Working with an Alcohol Coach is Like

    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 AF
    New to the podcast? Download the Podcast Listening Guide.Join my private FB group Alcohol Minimalists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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120 Ratings

120 Ratings

gratefullysober ,

Peaceful Drinker

After listening to tons of Molly’s podcasts, I have proudly gone from being a nightly drinker to a more healthy and minimalist drinker. These podcasts encouraged and enlightened me so that I drank less last year than I use to drink in a month! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Props2Dax ,

This is it!

Molly is so easy to listen to and has such great tips to keep drinking to something that is manageable. Love this so much. It’s exactly what I needed. I just started listening and am so excited that there are SO many episodes I can go back to listen to 🫶

ejspitz ,

Very inspirational and informative

I’ve been listening to this podcast and have found Molly to be very informative about what the use of alcohol does to your body. It has also helped to reduce my consumption of alcohol. Her advice on how to minimize alcohol use is very helpful and helped me to minimize my drinking from nightly to very seldom. I highly recommend it.

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