#37 When it comes to alcohol

addiction empowerment Nov 27, 2019




There’s nothing like the pull of alcohol if you’ve ever told yourself that it’s how you stop the whirlwinds. Only trouble is, the allure of booze quickly drowns as your bipolar symptoms worsen. Then you’re left with a day of physical recovery combined with an even longer ramp back into mental health.

On today’s episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast, Mike brings on special guest Michael (two Mikes on the mic!) as they rap about going “cold turkey” and having the urges still linger. Hear two separate stories that point to one conclusion—how vitally important it is to look after our sobriety if we are ever going to master our bipolar disorder.


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  • Oftentimes, bipolar disorder is triggered in the college years as options open up for social drinking.
  • You can successfully remove drinking and boost your weekly health equation by finding a passion project and sharing updates with your Lifers and support team.
  • Whether you decide to go “cold turkey” or make a move through your doctor, becoming free of alcohol will get you miles farther down the road in your life with bipolar disorder.


Lifer Discussion Guide

Use the questions in today’s Lifer guide to help you relax in telling your story. “Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness to you that assures you they’ll be there when called upon. If you haven’t nominated a Lifer as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)

1) Is drinking alcohol something more than a special time with friends? / How “functional” would you describe your relationship to booze?

2) When did you first start drinking? / What were the circumstances for that?

3) Who could you talk to about getting sober once you’re ready to have that conversation?

4) What is one way I can support you with your decision to get sober?


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Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Group on Facebook! We’re all looking to be more in control of our lives and our sobriety, and we’d love for you to practice with us. So don’t miss out!


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