Caitlin was a Type A kid who got good grades, played sports, fit the mold, and checked all the boxes. She had her first drink on her 21st birthday with her parents and hated the taste of champagne. Fast forward to veterinary school which required a big move away from her partner and family, just three days after Caitlin’s mom passed away. Alcohol became a source of comfort and escape – from stress, reality, herself. Caitin’s drinking ramped up even more during her internship – where it’s “go, go, go, go until you burn out and break down.” Caitlin was using alcohol as a salve for everything. Then, she discovered This Naked Mind – she did a Live Alcohol Experiment and then joined The PATH. Today, she describes herself as a former box checker who sets her intentions each morning on how she wants to feel that day. Listen as she shares her story with This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard.
Live Alcohol Experiment
I’m so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another LIVE Alcohol Experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here’s the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You’ll know it’s that version that’s living the most joyful life. That version that doesn’t need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that’s having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it’s a 30 day challenge. It’s live. It’s starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com.
As always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.
Start reading This Naked Mind for free today!
Highlights of Drinking as an Escape with Caitlin
Caitlin found herself drinking as an escape and to find comfort when life became overwhelming. Here are the highlights of her talk with Scott –
- never a huge drinker
- Facing two losses and leaving everyone behind
- turning to drinking as an escape and for comfort
- beginning to self-medicate with alcohol
- the dangers of substance abuse and medicine practice
- Ditching the healthy coping mechanisms and drinking as an escape from a hectic life
- Focusing on health and wellness
- Realizing she couldn’t take a break from alcohol
- Joining the LIVE Alcohol Experiment and The PATH
- no longer drinking as an escape
Make sure to listen to the complete podcast to hear more on how Caitlin went from drinking as an escape to now investing in herself.