Breaking the Bottle Legacy 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.
Breaking the Bottle Legacy 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.
Trying to Moderate Alcohol & Hoping to Abstain
Today's episode is all about "trying to cut back" on alcohol or "hoping to be good" and why this isn't a strategy that will help you change your relationship with alcohol.
We have to commit to a plan ahead of time to help us change our habits and that requires a decision.
People avoid making a plan because
1) They are ashamed of the number of drinks that they are planning for.
2) They fear failure and avoid making a plan because if they don't write down a firm number they can't fail.
All about Moderation Management--Moderating Alcohol with Mary Hickey Reid
This week's episode I'm talking all things moderation with Mary Hickey Reid, Executive Director or Moderation Management.
Moderation Management is a lay-led nonprofit dedicated to reducing the harm caused by alcohol. It's guided self-help to help you moderate your drinking and restore balance in your life. It's a wonderful community with lots of different options for engaging from private forums, online meetings and an active Facebook group where people can find the support that suits them best.
The Sober Diaries with Author Clare Pooley
This week on the podcast I'm delighted to share my conversation with Clare Pooley, author of "The Sober Diaries". This book and Clare's story were a huge inspiration for me while I was changing my drinking habit. The book is a wonderful mixture of humor, science and straight talk. The Sober Diaries was published in December 2017, followed by a TEDx talk titled 'Making Sober Less Shameful.'
Alcohol and Anxiety
Do you believe that you need to drink to take the edge off? This episode is all about the relationship between alcohol and anxiety. We'll dive into the science of alcohol and how it effects neurotransmitters in the brain. The therapeutic benefits of alcohol are limited when it comes to relaxation.There is a rebound effect of alcohol when alcohol is dissipating and your brain releases excitatory neurotransmitters in an attempt to counteract the depressant actions of alcohol causing you to feel anxious.
My Intuitive Drinking Toolbox
These are the tools I've used to create a peaceful relationship with alcohol: past, present and future.
In addition to practicing the Results Cycle, i.e., writing down my “old” thoughts and choosing new thoughts, here are the four tools I used (and still use) to change my relationship with alcohol.
1) Creating a Drink Plan
2) Preparing Ahead for Falls/Reviewing Off-Plan Days
3) Education on Alcohol Science
4) Community & Motivation
Go to www.mollywatts.com to learn more!
Figuring Out Your Feelings: The Key to Changing your Relationship with Alcohol
This week's episode extend's last week's conversation talking about the Results Cycle and the Behavior Map. Specifically, we're focusing on the middle of both: emotions. They key to changing your relationship with alcohol is figuring out your feelings.
Our thoughts create our feelings, our feelings dictate our actions and our actions create the results in our lives. We need to change how we are thinking to feel differently, not try to drink to change how we are feeling.
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A genuinely different approach to a relationship with alcohol
Molly’s philosophy and very informative approach to how to change your relationship with alcohol has been a great new spin for me. Her passion and knowledge comes through and makes for a very enjoyable listen on what could be a difficult topic. Highly recommend!
Can't wait to hear more
Interesting and compellling content with what sounds a seasoned and engaging host make each episode a great listen!
Thank you for this podcast, Molly. It came at exactly the perfect time in my life. I want to have a healthy relationship with alcohol.