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May 30, 2024 54 mins

In this episode of the Podcast, Garrett shares his journey of growing up in a small town in Iowa, enjoying a seemingly normal childhood, and later struggling with alcohol. Reflecting on his high school years, college days, and the progressive impact of alcohol on his life, Garrett talks about his experiences with social drinking, blackouts, and brushes with the law. He recounts the turning point moments that led to his decision to quit drinking, including his involvement in an outpatient program, the birth of his twin boys, and the emotional toll his drinking took on his family and himself. This is Garrett’s story on the Sober Motivation podcast.


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00:00 Introduction and Guest Welcome

00:14 Childhood and Family Background

01:03 High School Years and Sports

02:04 College Life and Alcohol Introduction

03:59 Early Consequences and Social Dynamics

09:05 Post-College Life and Escalation

17:41 Struggles with Moderation and Mental Health

24:43 Realization and Eye-Opening Moments

25:48 Struggles with Drinking and Social Life

28:58 Turning Points and Family Impact

31:44 Final Straws and Seeking Help

34:13 Embracing Sobriety and Personal Growth

37:48 Life After Sobriety

48:07 Advice for Those Struggling

50:34 Conclusion and Support

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