EP 458: Reader Question – How can I heal when I drink to numb an abusive past?

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Alcohol is more addictive when the brain is experiencing pain. And the pain of an abusive past can feel like a cycle that may never end.

In this week’s reader question Annie discusses how repetitive thoughts that are causing pain can be redirected through coaching. And how practicing incremental positive thoughts can create new pathways in the brain to help end the destructive emotional loop.

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Hi, it’s Annie Grace. I wanted to interrupt this podcast, I guess the end of this podcast, to say that if you are totally serious about actually truly and forevermore transforming your relationship with alcohol, really leaving it behind in the rear view mirror for once and forever more, and changing your psychology about it, we have a program called The PATH that is created specifically for you. Now it’s not for you if you are still dabbling or still trying to figure out where you want to be or maybe even still want to moderate.             

All those things are fine, but if you are beyond that and you’re like, “No, I just want to be done with this. I’m ready to invest some time and I’m ready to just make this happen.” I want you to check out nakedmindpath.com, and join us in The PATH where you can truly make this lasting change you want in your life. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today.

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Highlights of Alcohol and the Brain Experiencing Pain:

Escaping a negative thought can seem much easier said than done. Check out the highlights of why alcohol is not the best answer:

  • Repetitive tragic thoughts can make people turn to alcohol to numb those emotions
  • When the brain is experiencing pain, alcohol becomes more addictive
  • This endless cycle requires a shift in thinking to find freedom
  • Tactical coaching can help change thoughts in the moment – Instead of trying to heal the past
  • Practicing incremental positive thoughts can create new pathways in the brain
  • Positive emotions lead to lasting change

There’s More!

Listen to the entire podcast to hear Annie explain what neuroplasticity is and how it can get you the results you want in finding freedom from alcohol.

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