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Ep 01: What The Big Drink Rethink is All About
Episode 11st February 2024 • The Big Drink Rethink • Anna Donaghey
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Welcome to The Big Drink Rethink, the brand NEW podcast that explores how our alcohol culture is shifting, challenges conventional attitudes and promotes more mindful, informed choices about drinking.

In today's episode, ‘What The Big Drink Think is All About’, your host Anna Donaghey opens up about her personal journey of rethinking her relationship with alcohol. In sharing her own experience, Anna delves into the detrimental impact that alcohol had on her life, the stigma surrounding drinking problems, and the flawed concept of categorising individuals as "normal drinkers" or "alcoholics." She also discusses her decision to no longer drink and her role as an Alcohol Mindset Coach.

Join us as we explore the need to collectively rethink our society's attitude towards alcohol addiction, and how important it is that we can offer diverse support options for those struggling.  This opening episode is Anna’s invitation to get on board The Big Drink Rethink and gather the knowledge to make it personal to you. 

Here are the highlights:

  • 05:13 Gratitude for having avoided rock bottom, but realisation of the impact alcohol was having.
  • 07:00 Struggling with alcohol, but resistance to admitting to a problem.
  • 10:28 Navigating alcohol complexities, seeking understanding and change.
  • 14:40 This podcast is about sharing insights, challenging beliefs, and redefining relationships with alcohol.
  • 18:57 So much blame for alcohol addiction sits with society, not the individuals.
  • 22:37 Opening doors for a culture that promotes healthier alcohol choices 
  • 26:45 Questioning life; sobriety often leads to a much happier life.

About the host Anna:

Anna is a certified Alcohol Mindset Coach, trained by Annie Grace of This Naked Mind. Drawing on her own journey out of alcohol addiction, she now helps others explore and control their drinking. With a career spanning over 25 years as a Strategist in the Advertising industry, she combines her own lived experiences, with great insight into what makes us tick and what influences us to behave the way we do.

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