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E162: It's Just One Glass of Wine! Groundhog Day Drinking: How to Stop the Vicious Cycle of Self-Medicating your ADHD with Alcohol with Carolyn Robistow LPC
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You wake up in the morning and think, "Dang it! I wasn't gonna drink last night." Now you feel like crap and don't want to get out of bed.
A lot of us live in the middle ground: you wouldn't consider yourself an alcoholic, but you also aren't exactly happy with your relationship with alcohol. It’s an awkward place to be.
…Maybe you're making up rules for yourself like you'll only drink on weekends, on special occasions, or with friends.
…Maybe you say you'll have just one glass of wine, but it turns into two or the whole bottle.
…Maybe you're a Groundhog Day drinker… Every morning you make a pact with yourself and you inevitably break it. Again and again.
Let's pause the spiral of shame and have an open conversation about how alcohol is a popular and culturally acceptable method to tone down the chaos in your mind so you can chill out in the evenings - particularly useful when you have ADHD and loud children.
Let me be clear: I'm not here to tell you never to drink again. I want you to have the relationship YOU want with alcohol, no matter what it looks like.
Today's guest is Carolyn Robistow, LPC, and host of Brain Unblocked: The Brainspotting Podcast. Carolyn helps high-achieving, health-minded perfectionists squelch brain blocks and unhelpful habits. She is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get out of their heads, stop drinking, and start living optimized AF.
Carolyn side hustles at her private practice, The Joy Effect, an in-person and virtual counseling practice in The Woodlands, TX, where she specializes in Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
You don't have to painfully shame yourself into a new way of doing things. Let's dig into the tough conversations, Successful Mama!
Learn more and connect with Carolyn:
Practice Website: https://joyeffectcounseling.com
Facebook: Carolyn Robistow
To read the transcript and view the show notes visit the Motherhood in ADHD Blog.