187 episodes

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.

    Revisiting: 3 Things I Had to Stop Doing to Change My Drinking Habit

    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 29 min
    Revisiting: Drink Plans vs Drink Goals

    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 26 min
    Revisiting: Making a Drink Plan vs Planning to Drink

    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 25 min
    Stopping the Shame Spiral Around Your Drinking

    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 Yourself
    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/changeyouralcoholhabit
    Has 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.


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    • 30 min
    Using the Power of Continuous Improvement to Change Your Drinking!

    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/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 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.


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    • 22 min
    4 Reasons You're Not Making Progress on Changing Your Drinking Habits...YET

    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/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 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.


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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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124 Ratings

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Truly helpful

So many podcasts are full of fluff, but not this one.

If you’ve ever thought “I know drinking less is good, but it’s hard”, then this is for you.

Molly makes it understandable and actionable, which is to me, the secret sauce!

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Paige B.

Molly is comforting, knowledgeable and compassionate. After to listening to many many of her podcasts, I’ve switched my thinking and mindset about alcohol. The goal of peace with alcohol is genius and focuses on you. Thanks Molly!

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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!

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