The Okay-ish Podcast

Episode 37: About Alcohol Addiction

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Episode 37: About Alcohol Addiction

Want to know something crazy? Remember when the world shut down and nothing but essential business were open? Well liquor stores fell within that category of essential business. In this episode you will find out why liquor stores are considered essential along with a handful of other important facts about alcohol and alcohol addiction!

Included in This Episode:

  • Significant and surprising facts about alcohol and addiction
  • The distinguishing difference between a glass of wine every so often and alcohol abuse
  • Maryellen provides insight and shares rewards of her experience as a drug and alcohol counselor in her early twenties

Episode Quotes:

  • “Even though it looks different than say, diabetes, alcohol addiction follows the same disease model that any other physical disease follows”
  • “Many alcoholics say that they are allergic to alcohol, it makes them break out in handcuffs”
  • “Alcohol is so socially acceptable, it’s a huge part of society, but should it be this huge part of life like it is?”

Useful Resources:

  • Hotline: 1-800-622-HELP
  • 1-800-839-1686


Book Recommendations:

Movies to Watch:

  • Flight

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