26 episodes

Mental health and wellness professionals, Robbie Shaw, Patrick Balsley and Sam Hampson come together to explore alcohol and alcohol culture, and how they might influence and affect our well-being.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 186 Ratings

Mental health and wellness professionals, Robbie Shaw, Patrick Balsley and Sam Hampson come together to explore alcohol and alcohol culture, and how they might influence and affect our well-being.

    Mommy Wine Culture with Kelley Manley

    Mommy Wine Culture with Kelley Manley

    Based on a recent story for Marie Claire, Kelley talks about mommy wine culture, the forces driving women to drink more than ever, and the toll alcohol is really taking on women's health and lives. Through her own experience, she explores what it means to be an alcohol-free mom in a culture that's drowning in booze.

    • 49 min
    "Dry-ish" January

    "Dry-ish" January

    Co-host Sam Hampson and Executive Producer Charlotte Cameron share how they approach their drinking with intention and offer tips for creating a plan around your drinking for January and beyond.

    • 42 min
    Robbie Shaw's Story: Breaking the Cycle

    Robbie Shaw's Story: Breaking the Cycle

    Robbie Shaw shares how early experiences with drinking and generational substance abuse turned into a long personal battle with addiction. His journey is a testimony that even in our toughest battles, we can come out stronger.

    • 55 min
    Anxiety with Dr. Judson Brewer

    Anxiety with Dr. Judson Brewer

    Dr. Judson Brewer, renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist from Brown University, teaches us how we can control our anxiety when we recognize the habits feeding it. This episode, we learn to stop playing the blame game and start harnessing the power of our own will and awareness.
    Dr. Jud Brewer is a New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, addiction psychiatrist, and thought leader in the field of habit change. He is the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Public Health. He is the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc., a digital health company and a research affiliate at MIT. Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. His new book is called “Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind”. 
    Dr. Jud Brewer’s website Follow Dr. Jud Brewer on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Unwinding by Sharecare (app) Unwinding Anxiety (app) Eat Right Now (app) Craving To Quit! (app)

    • 1 hr
    Sam Hampson's Story: An Intentional Journey

    Sam Hampson's Story: An Intentional Journey

    Our co-host Sam Hampson walks us through the discoveries she made as a young college student overwhelmed by drinking culture. In the end, she challenges us to take a step back from drinking so that we can create the space to gauge our own limits.

    • 50 min
    Special Episode: A Mindful Holiday Season

    Special Episode: A Mindful Holiday Season

    The Champagne Problems crew discusses the many holiday scenarios that involve drinking and how to bring more awareness to each situation to create a healthier holiday season.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

mysonwantspizza ,

Long overdue

This conversation is so vital. I am so grateful to finally have this topic on the table. I have battled with my relationship with alcohol my entire life. Finally, in my 50’s, I am “secure” enough in my own skin to say “I don’t drink.” How sad is that? I tied my value, and ability to be liked, with alcohol…even within my own family!!! Thank you for your work in this specific area! Bravo!

JT53726544 ,

Very entertaining, helpful and insightful

Thanks for doing this guys and girls. Really helpful to a lot of people.

walkbeaches ,

Excellent Podcast

I love the content and discussions in Champagne Problems. I have decided to live an alcohol free lifestyle and this is a great support with relative information. I love that it comes from a mental health perspective. Thank you for starting it!

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