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Alcohol, confidence & food

Why do people drink alcohol? To celebrate? To escape reality? Or to feel something else? Why do we turn to alcohol as a means to destress? And have you ever noticed you feel confident when you’re drunk? 

When you drink, the dopamine hit from alcohol becomes addictive, and the brain relies on it to feel good, leading to a cycle of dependence. In short, you feel good when you’re drunk. 

But without alcohol, how can we gain confidence without relying on it? How can one improve self-acceptance and mindset?

In this week’s podcast episode, I’m very excited to welcome my special guest — Carol Urry.

Carol is an alcohol control coach specializing in working with mums of teenagers and young adults. She has over a decade of personal experience and understands the challenges and pressures that can lead to relying on alcohol to destress and relax at the end of the day.

We will discuss everything there is to know about the effects of alcohol on your health and family, address the emotional reasons for alcohol use, and provide tips on how to embody confidence from within without relying on alcohol.

We’re talking about:

  • Addictive Issues
  • Binge Eating
  • Confidence and its Relationship with Alcohol
  • Physical Addiction Vs. Emotional Issues
  • Alcohol’s Effects On Health And Family
  • Dealing with questions about not drinking
  • Self-reflection and awareness
  • Intuitive Eating and Body Positivity
  • Society’s Perception of Alcohol
  • Building self-worth and confidence
  • SMART Recovery
  • Changing mindset around drinking
  • Techniques for managing anxiety


Hit play, and enjoy the conversation. And when you’re done, why not pop over to the podcast page and find another episode that takes your fancy?

If you’d like to watch our conversation on YouTube, simply click the link below, subscribe to the show, and turn the notifications on for new episode updates!

Why not follow Carol too?

Find Carol on Instagram:  @WarriorMumCoaching
Here’s her website:  www.WarriorMumCoaching.com
Listen to her podcast:  Kicking Habits with Carol Urry
Find her on Facebook:  Warrior Mum Coaching

Get Carol’s free PDF:   “The 3 Biggest Mistakes Mums Make When Trying To Stop Drinking.”

Here is the study we talked about too:  Power of Belief, Alia Crum’s Milkshake Study

Please note, this post is intended to be general information only. Every care has been taken to ensure that facts and figures are correct at the time of posting. As always, please seek the support of a registered professional before making changes to your diet or lifestyle⁠, or if you feel that you are affected by any of the topics discussed.

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