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April 16, 2024 53 mins

In this episode, we have Anne’s heartfelt story of growing up with a father struggling with addiction, his involvement in the Cornbread Mafia, and her own battles with drinking. Anne discusses the impact of her father's addiction on her childhood, leading to her own struggles with alcohol in an attempt to cope with her anxiety and feelings of unworthiness. She shares her moment of awakening and the decision to pursue sobriety, emphasizing the importance of community, therapy, and the power of forgiveness in healing and recovery. Anne's journey highlights the transformative potential of sobriety and how sharing and community support can help overcome the challenges of addiction. This is Anne’s story on the Sober Motivation podcast.


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00:00 Opening and Guest Introduction

00:12 Anne's Childhood and Family Background

01:13 Generational Struggles and Personal Challenges

02:51 Early Memories and Realizations of a Troubled Family Life

07:51 School Struggles and the Impact of Family Issues

10:32 The Turning Point: A Traumatic Event and Its Aftermath

16:10 The Descent into Alcoholism and Seeking Escape

21:27 Finding Hope and the Path to Healing

27:55 A Journey to Faith: From Starbucks to Salvation

28:12 Family Ties: Forgiveness and Transformation

30:14 Embracing Church and Discovering Self-Worth

31:12 The Struggle with Gray Area Drinking

33:54 A Turning Point: Awakening to Sobriety

45:27 Finding Strength in Community and Sobriety

48:54 Reflecting on the Journey and Offering Hope

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