The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Episode #63: Lara Frazier on Prescription Drugs; Psychosis and Why Putting Female and Male Sex Addicts in the Same Treatment Centre Isn’t a Good Idea


Welcome to Episode # 63 of The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast and my guest Lara Frazier

Lara Frazier is a healer and truth-teller, a sobriety warrior and a pig mama. She is a love junkie & a writer, a student & a teacher. Lara shares a story of healing: in sobriety, through addiction, in life and love, and in all the other big huge moments of fear and magic that we rarely talk about, but we should.

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Episode #55: Mukunda Chandra das on using yogic techniques to overcome addiction

DSC05787Welcome to Episode # 55 of The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast and my guest Mukunda Chandra das.

Michael Kohan or Mukunda Chandra das (affectionately known as Mukunda) is dedicated to helping his clients and students find balance in all aspects of their lives—emotional, spiritual, mental and physical.

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The Box

photo-1456082902841-3335005c3082My new car arrives tomorrow.

I forage for car insurance.

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Episode #53: Joe Hoare Using Laughter to Change Your Life

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Welcome to Episode # 53 of The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast and my guest Joe Hoare.

I asked Joe to come on the show because I think the world needs to lighten up, and HE is the best person to kick start a revolution. He has been improving the lives of others in the health and wellness space for over 30-years and has appeared on tv, radio, and Glastonbury Festival. He is also the author of Awakening the Laughing Buddha Within.

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The Ant Nest

I wake up in the night crushing ants between my fingers.

I don’t know if I am awake or dreaming.

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Episode #41: Dustin Rudolph

IMG_8950_final_blueToday, I am joined by Dustin Rudolph, a clinical pharmacist who in 2009 adopted a vegetarian diet before progressing to a whole food, plant-based vegan lifestyle.

He is the author of The Empty Medicine Cabinet a book that shows you another path to health; one that begins with the food that you put on your plate and not the drugs you receive from your doctor.

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Episode #34: The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents Lee Davy and Laura Jones on Teenage Kids Drinking Alcohol

Episode #34 of the Alcohol & Addiction Podcast features my regular co-host Laura Jones of Blackbird Coaching.

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This week Laura dissects my thoughts and emotions after I erupt in a car full of teenage boys after they brazenly talk about drinking alcohol in my presence. Laura helps me understand how I could have handled the incident in a more calm and collected way, how to approach the use of alcohol with my teenage son, and much more.

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I’m in a state of shock.

My eyes are sore; I’m hollow; mind pounding.

I need to sleep.

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Good Debt v Bad Debt: Credit Cards

I was first introduced to the concept that debt could de divided into two distinct  types, known as good debt and bad debt, after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Here is Kiyosaki briefly explaining the differences between the two.

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Does Money Make You Happy?

New research carried out by the Michigan University economists, Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, has once again stirred up the money equals happiness debate, after a review of 1,014 people found that as income levels increased so did the happiness of the people with the fatter wallets. In a nutshell version of the report, published in the American Economic Review, everybody with an annual salary of over £320,000 p.a described themselves as ‘very happy,’ whereas in stark contrast only 34% of those earning £6,400, or less, claimed likewise.

From a personal standpoint I have mixed feelings about the report. I tend to see the world through a rather narrow field of my everyday existence, so I don’t believe the happiness versus money debate is black and white. Instead, it resembles a painting given to you by your two-year old child. There are simply too many ingredients that go into the soup bowl of a great and happy life to make bold statements like ‘more money makes you happy.’

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