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How I quit alcohol

Danni Carr

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Are you sick of feeling controlled by alcohol?Do you want to drink less?Do you wake up after a night of drinking feeling anxious and full of regret?I've been there and want to help you. In this podcast I will be talking with ex-binge drinkers, alcoholics in recovery, drug and and alcohol counsellors and people that have good stuff to say about quitting the drink. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Decidedly Dry is the sober podcast where we actually focus on the GOOD. Amazing, right? We spark inspiration, we try to provide some hope and we help motivate you. Hosted by Jess Steitzer, who promises to always keep it real, provide some DRY humor, and remind you every episode why sobriety is truly a super power. Whether you're sober curious, already living alcohol-free, or perhaps just wanting to take a break from drinking, each episode and/or interview is designed to help YOU tackle this ...
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In this episode I catch up once again with Kath Elliot, who on the day of this recording was celebrating 5 years of no alcohol. The five years has not been without it's ups and downs. Her marriage suffered because of the difference in lifestyle choices, Kath had to grieve and let go of the old version of herself and her marriage. Her husband also g…
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In this episode, I catch up with Kane Dennelly, the frontman and guitarist of the dynamic band 19Twenty. Known for his energetic stage presence and wild antics, Kane has transformed from the "life of the party" to embracing his inner "quiet guy." Join us as we delve into his profound journey of self-discovery and sobriety. Kane opens up about his t…
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In this solocast, I explore the emotional journey of grieving the old self in sobriety. As we embark on the path to becoming a better version of ourselves, it’s natural to feel a sense of loss for the person we used to be. This episode delves into the complexities of this grieving process, acknowledging the pain and confusion that often accompanies…
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In this episode I catch up with psychologist Ben Schiller. We chat about Ben hitting 12 years of sobriety the feeling of pride we both get from our choices. We delve into the thought patterns that can hinder us, such as catastrophising, eternity thinking, and personalisation. Ben explains these cognitive distortions and how they often serve as copi…
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In this episode I was so stoked to talk with much loved Australian TV host, radio presenter, podcast host and author Osher Gunsberg (formerly Andrew G). We talk about Osher's relationship with alcohol which was masking anxiety which he has suffered with from a young age. We chat about his history with alcohol, how like many of us, once he starts he…
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Nikki Williams is an entrepreneur and founder of Mentwell - a digital gift card for health and wellness services where the receiver gets to choose how they redeem, at any service provider Australia-wide. Nikki is avidly passionate about holistic health and behaviour change systems for individuals. Receivers can use it on psychology, GP, or acupunct…
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In this episode, I catch up with Beau Brooks, who rose to fame in the 2010s as the frontman of the popular prankster group, The Janoskians. From hanging out with celebrities like the Kardashians and Ariana Grande, Beau shares his journey and opens up about his childhood wound from being abandoned by his father at a young age, which fueled an unquen…
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In this episode I catch up with Ash Butterss, the former host of the podcast Behind The Smile. We talk about her evolution and leaning into the fear to be able grow. Ash asks the audience to imagine what a life without fear would look like. We talk about her work with helping women transform themselves from the inside out. How Yoga and Meditation g…
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In this episode, I catch up with Michelle French, a HIQA grads member, for her second appearance on the podcast. We chat about some big challenges Michelle has faced over the last two years, like being the designated driver during a 30th birthday winery tour, discussing how she managed her cravings on the day and how playing the craving forward, wi…
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In this episode, we delve deep into the inspiring journey of Australian social media influencer Kurt Coleman. Kurt shares his candid and moving story, touching upon his struggles with alcohol, navigating boundaries, and finding healing and self-worth. Kurt reflects on his upbringing on the Gold Coast, where the party scene was prevalent, and alcoho…
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In this episode I catch up with HIQA grad Tara McCarthy to chat about how she managed her celebrating her engagement, hen's night and wedding as a sober person. We talk what challenged her the most, almost giving in to cravings, how great it felt not to drink on her wedding day and also lessons learned to help other people. Tara shares some questio…
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In this episode I catch up with author Julia Lawrinson to chat about her newest book, How To Avoid A Happy Life and her journey with alcohol and sobriety. We chat about Julia's rocky upbringing, her Mum's relationship with alcohol and the impact that had on Julia. Her very colourful life of domestic dysfunction, From high school dropout on a psych …
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In this episode I catch up with Former owner of Thrivalist, High Performance Coach, Lucy Quick. We talk about what her life looked like before sobriety, working in corporate, having no off switch, being the drunkest and living with the shame and aftermath of binge drinking sessions. We explore Lucy's journey of establishing Thrivalist, its subseque…
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In this episode, I catch up with the incredible Dr. Luke Sniewski to talk about triggers and change. We delve into why change can be such a challenge and how we can navigate it without just swapping one bad habit for another. We talk about how change only happens when we are triggered, viewing these triggers as opportunities for growth. We chat abo…
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Feelings of loneliness can be a big trigger and cause of relapse for many people. What is your relationship like with being alone? This episode is great for anyone who struggles with being alone, or is used to being around lots of friends and is first starting to make the transition into sobriety. While it's essential to have supportive people arou…
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In this episode, I catch up with my friend Fenella, who's been sober for nearly four years now. Her story is truly profound. Fenella battled Anorexia during her teens, a struggle that nearly took her life. It all started with a cry for attention from her parents, but it quickly spiraled into something much darker. As she got a grip on her eating di…
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In this episode I catch up with the host of Sober Powered Podcast, Gillian Tietz. Gill is a bio chemist and also runs programs for anger management and quitting drinking. Getting sober she uses her biochemistry background to teach others how alcohol affects the brain and why it’s so hard to stop drinking. She is a chemistry professor at a universit…
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In this episode I catch up with an old mate and drinking buddy, musician Dallas Frasca. Dallas chats about how growing up around partying really normalised alcohol for her from a very young age. Growing up in the blues scene and around motor bike rallies, Dallas is no stranger to the raucous lifestyle and found herself always chasing that lifestyle…
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In this episode I catch up with HIQA grad, Jade Lee again on the podcast. Jade is a yoga, breathwork and meditation teacher, coach, author and is about to lead a group of lucky people on a trek to Base Camp in Nepal. We chat about managing your energy in sobriety. How sobriety can help you live the life of your dreams. How tuning into your deepest …
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***** TRIGGER WARNING we talk about the rape of a child in this episode********** In this episode, I have a wonderful conversation with Art Alexakis, the lead singer of, Everclear. Art opens up about his struggles with addiction, starting at the tender age of 8. From coping with bullying, surviving trauma, family upheaval, to dealing with his broth…
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If we don't take accountability for our actions and for our lives, how do we grow as humans? Taking accountability means being honest with ourselves first and foremost, and I believe that honesty is what allows growth and helps us to stay committed to the path of not only staying sober but also our personal growth. For more resources such as one on…
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In this episode I catch up with Psychotherapist Thea Baker. We delve into the profound impact of our parents' addiction, exploring the wounds it created and the journey of holding and healing as adults. We chat about creating space and embracing our emotions, learning how to navigate the complexities of our feelings. Thea shares her expertise on th…
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Don't let your relapse stop you from reaching out for help. A relapse can be a wonderful teacher. Tune in to hear why and the questions you can ask yourself. For coaching on relapse book in a coaching call with me at www.iquitalcohol.com.au Another great resource is Lyndal Hunt's relapse program. Email Lyndal at thesobrietygym@gmail.com For more re…
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In this episode I catch up with social worker and the founder of Mindful Men Simon Rinne. Simon developed OCD tendencies in childhood which intensified in his teens. The only way he could slow his mind down was by using alcohol. We break down what it looks like when you have OCD and how exhausting those intrusive thoughts can become. Simon was stru…
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***** TRIGGER WARNING WE DO DISCUSS SUICIDAL IDEATIONS IN THIS EPISODE **** In this episode I catch up with Paul the Sober Plumber who as of the day of this recording has just ticked over one year sober. We talk about how an episode with acid in teenage years brought on anxiety and panic attacks and how Paul realised in sobriety that he was using a…
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In this episode I catch up sobriety and co-dependacy coach, Drew Wild. In this episode we hear about Drew's on personal story with addiction and his healing as well as his work with clients. We talked about the effects of preverbal trauma, and how in utero our developing nervous systems our shaped by our mothers nervous system. How our core beliefs…
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In this episode, I catch up with with Sunshine Coast musician Andrea Kirwin, who is navigating the early stages of her sobriety journey and already experiencing the positive changes that come with a life without alcohol. Andrea shares her decision to quit after an ADHD diagnosis, highlighting her realisation of using alcohol as a means to self-medi…
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Well hello my sweet listeners and welcome to Decidedly Dry! This is your pal Jess and with ALL the feels - this is the last episode of the show. Today, I’ll walk ya through why I made this tough decision, all the things I’m incredibly grateful for and celebrating, and what’s next. First, in true Decidedly Dry fashion - let’s focus on the good. This…
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Asking ourselves what am I really craving can be a game changer. In this solocast I look into the deeper questions around our craving and what might really be happening for us when we are craving. I talk about how my cravings were actually a longing for love and acceptance. When we look at these questions and get some understanding around them we c…
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In this episode, I catch up musician and producer Garrett Kato. Hailing from Vancouver, Garrett shares his journey of navigating through various social circles during his upbringing, and the challenges he faced in finding his place. Garrett talks about the impact of his parents' separation during his formative years, revealing the deep-seated emoti…
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How do you find comfort when your nervous system is in distress? Explore the drawbacks of numbing or distraction in this solo minicast. Discover cues signaling the need for self-soothing exercises and understand that cravings often indicate an underlying issue. When beyond our window of tolerance, the instinct to seek rapid comfort arises naturally…
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In this episode I catch up with Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo about her podcast Why Do I Feel This Way and her incredible journey into 6 years sobriety. We talk about how Kate keeps herself sober and the importance of protecting her sobriety. How fear can keep you stuck and how honesty can keep us sober. How losing her Mum through a tragic a…
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In this solo minisode for the New Year, I am celebrating 6 years of sobriety, and creating the life that you want. How do we create the life we want? I share in this episode some of the journaling prompts I use personally that help give me direction. Some of these I use on a daily basis. I hope this episode is helpful for anyone needing some direct…
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Hiya friends and welcome to Episode #87! This 2-part episode not only marks the last episode of 2023, but also wraps up our current season. Decidedly Dry will be taking a break as we line up our amazing content for the New Year. As we sign off for the year, I want to make sure that I just take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, fo…
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Hiya friends and welcome to Episode #87! This 2-part episode not only marks the last episode of 2023, but also wraps up our current season. Decidedly Dry will be taking a break as we line up our amazing content for the New Year. As we sign off for the year, I want to make sure that I just take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, fo…
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In this episode I catch up with Lyndal Hunt. We talk about all the massive emotions that can show up time of year and how we can deal with them. We answer some questions that were sent through for us to work through. We talk about journaling practices what can help support us through challenging times. Checking in with your body. Dealing with trigg…
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Hello my dear sweet listeners and welcome to Episode #86! At the time this is being recording, we’re just 4 short days away from Christmas. While I have absolutely no clue where this year has gone, I am so looking forward to slowing down with the family this weekend and experiencing the magic of the season with my kiddos. If this is your first sobe…
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In this episode Ash and I chat about recruiting your inner coach or inner caring committee to help through tough times. How journaling with your inner coach or caring committee can give you some space from your thoughts. We talk about how we all have so much innate wisdom within us it's just a matter of getting some distance from your thoughts to a…
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Welcome to Episode #85 my dear friends! Today I’m chatting with Paige Zapata. Paige has been alcohol-free since September of 2021. She was born and raised in Texas, is the mother of two young-adult daughters, has had a career in banking for nearly 28 years and her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and honestly, she just loves being a homebo…
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In this episode, I catch up with renowned big wave surfer Jamie Mitchell. He shares his journey from nearly hitting rock bottom to absolutely charging in life! We delve into the parallels between navigating towering waves and managing intense emotions. Jamie chats about the transformative effect of sauna sessions, ice baths, Wim Hof breathing techn…
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Well hello my sweet friends and welcome to episode #84! Today is a very special episode to me for many reasons and you'll soon find out why! Recently I had this lightbulb moment when I realized I was doing a little bit of a disservice, with this ever-growing show, by not including the “dudes” in the conversation. So, I reached out to my very dear f…
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In this episode I catch up with sober coach, author and mentor Sarah Rusbatch. We talk about how insecurities from her early childhood fed into a need to be accepted and liked and how alcohol fulled that desire to be accepted and loved. From an early age Sarah had no off switch with alcohol and would have big binge drinking sessions and lots of par…
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Episode #83: Today I have the wonderful and amazing Ali Shapiro on the show. Ali is the host of the top-ranked podcast, Insatiable, she’s a holistic nutritionist, integrated health coach, and a rebel with a serious cause. She’s academically, practically, and empathetically aware of how the medical system, diet culture, and body positivity movements…
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In this episode, I catch up with Irish Actor and TV presenter Àine O'Neill. Our discussion delves into the profound impact of alcohol on her family, recounting the heart-wrenching losses of her teenage sister in a tragic accident and, decades later, her brother to addiction. Aine's journey towards healing has been an arduous one, emphasising the cr…
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Episode #82: Today I’m chatting with my dear friend, Hanna Bloom. Hanna is a mom of two, happily married to Ben, who fun fact - is nearly 7 years sober! Congrats Ben! Hanna is a business owner and is experiencing all the amazing benefits that sobriety has to offer. Today she’s here to share her story. I hope this episode blesses you. 💙 Ways to Conn…
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In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting with Derrick McKenzie, DJ and drummer from the iconic band Jamiroquai. Derrick opened up about the profound impact of racism during his formative years and how alcohol became a source of confidence and belonging during his adolescence. We delved into the evolution of his alcohol consumption, which gr…
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In this episode I catch up with legendary Australian musician Dan Sultan. Dan and I have a really candid discussion about his life with alcohol and his recovery. Being an extremely shy person, Dan used alcohol to help him block out the discomfort of his shyness, low self esteem and a strong inner critic. After a drunken episode at a show, the press…
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Episode #81: Today I am chatting with my incredibly inspiring, beautiful friend, Jenn Kautsch. Jenn is the founder and creator of the SoberSis community and leader in the Sober Curious movement. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her hubby of 28 years and has 2 adult children in their 20's. SoberSis was born Christmas Day of 2017 and since then mo…
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In this episode Jules Galloway, naturopath and fatigue whisperer is back in the zoom room to talk all about liver support and sleep in early sobriety. Jules is such a wealth of knowledge, we do a deep dive into the neurotransmitter GABA and it's role in sleep, and mental health and how alcohol messes with GABA levels. We also chat about how you can…
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