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Impact of Addiction: David and Kristina's Story (Addict's Madness)

November 14, 2023 David & Kristina Golding Season 1 Episode 2
Impact of Addiction: David and Kristina's Story (Addict's Madness)
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Impact of Addiction: David and Kristina's Story (Addict's Madness)
Nov 14, 2023 Season 1 Episode 2
David & Kristina Golding

"When you were in the madness, I too lived in the madness because I had to adapt. You became somebody else, completely different, and you weren't nice." In this episode of "In the Madness," your hosts, David and Kristina Golding, invite you into the eye of the storm that is addiction. David shares an unflinchingly honest narrative of his descent into the "madness" of his vices—alcohol, cocaine, and gambling. He doesn't hold back as he describes the all-consuming cravings, the relentless chase for the next high, and the devastating impact his addiction had on every facet of his life. Listeners will be riveted by his account of the internal battle with his demons and the external destruction that threatened to tear his family apart.

Kristina, with soul-baring transparency, gives voice to the silent suffering of those who love an addict. She recounts the endless nights spent in worry, the dread that gripped her heart regarding the safety of their children, and the monumental effort required to keep their family life afloat in the midst of relentless chaos. Her insights offer a poignant look at the collateral damage of addiction, providing a perspective that is often overshadowed by the focus on the addict themselves.

As a couple, the Goldings delve into the grim timeline of David's addiction—the milestones marked not by achievements but by despair, the countless memories erased by substance-induced blackouts, and the professional disasters that nearly ended David's career. They confront the painful topics of the strain on their marriage, the shattered trust, and the painstaking process of piecing their partnership back together.

Yet, within this narrative of darkness, David and Kristina also illuminate a path of hope and redemption. They express profound appreciation for the chance to share their journey, the invaluable lessons they've learned, and the unexpected blessings that have arisen from their trials. They extend a heartfelt invitation to listeners to join in the conversation, to share their own stories of struggle, and to find comfort in the community that understands the true nature of their battles.

This episode encourages listeners to contemplate addiction as a manifestation of "madness," a relentless force with the power to dominate one's existence, but also as a formidable adversary that can be defeated with the right support, empathy, and indomitable spirit. Tune in to "In the Madness" for a raw, intimate, and ultimately uplifting dialogue about the realities of addiction and the formidable strength found in recovery and healing.

To ask a question in confidence, DM on TikTok or Instagram: @TheGoldings.Show, or visit www.thegoldings.show for more information.

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To contact David:
 
 Website: www.sober.ae

Email: david@sober.ae

Instagram: sobercoachdubai

TikTok: sobercoachdubai

Twitter: sobercoachdubai


To contact Kristina:

Instagram: kri

Show Notes

"When you were in the madness, I too lived in the madness because I had to adapt. You became somebody else, completely different, and you weren't nice." In this episode of "In the Madness," your hosts, David and Kristina Golding, invite you into the eye of the storm that is addiction. David shares an unflinchingly honest narrative of his descent into the "madness" of his vices—alcohol, cocaine, and gambling. He doesn't hold back as he describes the all-consuming cravings, the relentless chase for the next high, and the devastating impact his addiction had on every facet of his life. Listeners will be riveted by his account of the internal battle with his demons and the external destruction that threatened to tear his family apart.

Kristina, with soul-baring transparency, gives voice to the silent suffering of those who love an addict. She recounts the endless nights spent in worry, the dread that gripped her heart regarding the safety of their children, and the monumental effort required to keep their family life afloat in the midst of relentless chaos. Her insights offer a poignant look at the collateral damage of addiction, providing a perspective that is often overshadowed by the focus on the addict themselves.

As a couple, the Goldings delve into the grim timeline of David's addiction—the milestones marked not by achievements but by despair, the countless memories erased by substance-induced blackouts, and the professional disasters that nearly ended David's career. They confront the painful topics of the strain on their marriage, the shattered trust, and the painstaking process of piecing their partnership back together.

Yet, within this narrative of darkness, David and Kristina also illuminate a path of hope and redemption. They express profound appreciation for the chance to share their journey, the invaluable lessons they've learned, and the unexpected blessings that have arisen from their trials. They extend a heartfelt invitation to listeners to join in the conversation, to share their own stories of struggle, and to find comfort in the community that understands the true nature of their battles.

This episode encourages listeners to contemplate addiction as a manifestation of "madness," a relentless force with the power to dominate one's existence, but also as a formidable adversary that can be defeated with the right support, empathy, and indomitable spirit. Tune in to "In the Madness" for a raw, intimate, and ultimately uplifting dialogue about the realities of addiction and the formidable strength found in recovery and healing.

To ask a question in confidence, DM on TikTok or Instagram: @TheGoldings.Show, or visit www.thegoldings.show for more information.

To contact us:

Website: www.thegoldings.show

Email: media@thegoldings.show

Instagram: thegoldings.show

TikTok: thegoldings.show

Twitter: thegoldingsshow

Facebook: The Goldings Show


To contact David:
 
 Website: www.sober.ae

Email: david@sober.ae

Instagram: sobercoachdubai

TikTok: sobercoachdubai

Twitter: sobercoachdubai


To contact Kristina:

Instagram: kri