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Alcoholic Shrug

Friday 3rd January 2020

In this episode of Steppin' Out Radio, Brian talks about his experiences with drinking and the culture of alcohol. Learn how he overcame the 'alcoholic shrug' and found hope in recovery. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
18 minutes

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The Alcoholic Shrug: Breaking Free from the Culture of Drinking

It reduced me and my life to a human shrug.
In this episode of Steppin' Out Radio, Kevin speaks with Brian about his experiences with alcohol and the culture of drinking. Growing up in a community where drinking was celebrated, Brian started drinking at a young age and continued to struggle with alcoholism throughout his life. Despite getting into trouble and even getting arrested for drinking, he remembers receiving the 'alcoholic shrug' from those around him. This attitude minimized the severity of his addiction and left him feeling hopeless.
However, when Brian discovered the 12-step program and found a community of support, he began to find hope in recovery. He learned about the dynamics of the first drink and the importance of making a decision to change direction. Through the program, he was able to break free from the culture of drinking and find a new sense of purpose and meaning in his life.
Brian's story is a powerful reminder of the impact that addiction and the culture of drinking can have on individuals and communities. By sharing his experiences, he offers hope to others who may be struggling with similar challenges. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, listen to this episode now on alcoholfree.com and learn how you can find support and healing in recovery.