Madeline Forrest

Happiest Sober Podcast

Madeline Forrest

  • #86 Tips for Telling People About Your Sobriety

#86 Tips for Telling People About Your Sobriety

Tuesday 9th July 2024

Madeline Forrest shares her journey and tips on how to talk about your sobriety with others, making it easier and less stressful.
39 minutes

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Mastering the Art of Sharing Your Sobriety Story

Episode Overview

  • Share your experience based on how alcohol impacted you personally.
  • Mentally rehearse what you plan to say before social situations.
  • Decide on a case-by-case basis how much to share.
  • It's okay to make it easier on yourself and take it step by step.
  • Remember that how others react is their issue, not yours.
Make it about how alcohol impacted you, the effect it was having on your life, on your mental health, just on how you felt day to day.
Talking about sobriety can be tough, especially in the early stages. In this episode of the Happiest Sober Podcast, Madeline Forrest shares her personal journey of telling others about her decision to stop drinking. From initial awkward conversations to finding her stride, Madeline provides practical tips and heartfelt advice for anyone facing the same challenge. She recounts her own experiences during the COVID lockdowns, which gave her a unique opportunity to ease into these discussions.
One standout moment is when she found an old text conversation that reminded her of how far she's come. The episode is packed with useful strategies like mentally rehearsing what to say and deciding on a case-by-case basis how much to share. Madeline's approach is all about making it easier for yourself while staying true to your own needs and comfort levels.
Whether you're worried about being judged or just unsure of how to start the conversation, this episode offers a compassionate guide to help you navigate these tricky waters. Don't miss out on Madeline's valuable insights and practical tips - it's a must-listen for anyone on their sobriety journey.