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From Fear and Frustration to Freedom: Freedom from Alcohol

September 29, 2023
Episode Description
In today’s episode, we have a special guest, Celeste Yvonne, sharing her personal experiences and insights on quitting alcohol and embracing a sober life. Celeste discusses the challenges that many individuals face when attempting to break free from the clutches of addiction, particularly when it comes to alcohol. She explores the fears of not fitting in, losing friends, and the belief that without alcohol, life may not be as enjoyable. Drawing from her own journey, Celeste opens up about feeling disconnected from her own life and losing her sense of identity without alcohol. However, she also reveals the incredible transformation and self-discovery that await those who embark on the path to sobriety. Celeste discovered that most things in life are actually more enjoyable without alcohol, and that those activities that may not be as enjoyable without it may not be worth pursuing in the first place.

As a mother, Celeste bravely shares the challenges she faced while dealing with hangovers and the intense anxiety, frustration, and self-doubt that consumed her ability to care for her child. This pivotal moment led her to make a choice between continuing to drink or becoming the mother she wanted to be. Celeste also takes us on her journey of writing a book, which began as a memoir about quitting drinking and staying sober but evolved into a powerful combination of memoir, research, and inspiring stories from other women and mothers who have found strength and sobriety.

Through personal anecdotes, Celeste recounts the transformative experience of taking a sober vacation at an all-inclusive resort, where alcohol was readily available at every turn. Despite initial fear and anxiety, she embraced her sobriety and discovered a newfound sense of power, freedom, and enjoyment in waking up early, working out, and savouring moments with her husband. We also delve into Celeste’s moments of doubt and her decision to quit drinking after experiencing a panic attack at work, fearing that she would follow in her father’s footsteps of addiction. Her upbringing in a home with addiction and her mother’s constant weight obsession played a significant role in shaping her relationship with alcohol and food.

Join us as we explore Celeste’s journey of self-discovery, resilience, and the power of breaking free from addiction. This episode of Medheads will inspire, educate, and provide hope to those who are facing their own battles with addiction.

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