By Zack Pencer So, this is going to be by far my most serious post…
My name is Dan and I am an addict.
Whenever asked, I am happy to share about what happened years ago and what life is like now. My mom brought me to Montreal shortly after being born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For all of my Freudian therapy over the decades, the only “traumas” I have been able to identify in my childhood are related to divorce and a genuine sense of abandonment by my biological father. Besides this, I had a privileged childhood and life. I did the JPPS/Bialik/Marianopolis/McGill circuit (all private schools in my city), and even finished first in my B Com class. I went on to start a career on Wall Street (which I guess can help mess anyone up!), had a lovely girlfriend (to be wife), and the sky was the limit for me.
My introduction to drugs came quite early, but the abuse really started in New York City with cocaine and quaaludes. For many years, everything was manageable.
But suddenly, it no longer was.
In this episode, I chat with Julie Elsdon, mom, wife and recovered alcoholic. As a Certified Professional Recovery and Life Coach, Julie takes us back to where her addiction all started at age 19. She shares what to do if you are showing signs of abusing alcohol, and how to get help.
We go deep in this episode. You don’t want to miss this episode!