The Goldings Show

Coping With Alcohol Addiction - Family Support in Recovery (An Addict’s Story)

November 28, 2023 David & Kristina Golding Season 1 Episode 3
Coping With Alcohol Addiction - Family Support in Recovery (An Addict’s Story)
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The Goldings Show
Coping With Alcohol Addiction - Family Support in Recovery (An Addict’s Story)
Nov 28, 2023 Season 1 Episode 3
David & Kristina Golding

“But I also had a knowing in me, I can't explain it, I had a knowing in me that you would one day be sober and we would be okay.” - Kristina Golding

In this in-depth and revealing podcast episode, David and Kristina open up about their tumultuous journey through David's addiction to alcohol, cocaine, and gambling. They delve into the profound effects of David's struggles on their family dynamics, marital relationship, and individual well-being.

Throughout the conversation, Kristina recounts the various methods she adopted to maintain her mental and emotional health during the most trying times. She discusses the importance of setting boundaries; addiction and family roles; and finding solace in her own independence. She shares her transition from being deeply caring and involved to developing a sense of detachment as a means of self-preservation.

David, on the other hand, offers a raw and honest perspective on his addiction, expressing deep remorse for the pain he caused. He reflects on the moments of clarity and the turning points that led him to seek help and begin the path to recovery.

The episode also explores the delicate balance between support and enabling, as Kristina describes how she learned to differentiate between the two. She talks about the strategies she used to protect herself and their children from the chaos of addiction, including attending support groups for families of addicts, engaging in individual therapy, and cultivating a network of people who understood her plight.

Listeners will gain insight into the complex emotional landscape of a relationship strained by addiction, including the importance of family support in recovery. David and Kristina's story is a testament to the power of hope, the possibility of change, and the importance of developing effective coping mechanisms to safeguard one's emotional health in the face of adversity. Join us as we explore these themes and more in this heartfelt and educational episode on coping strategies in the context of addiction and recovery.

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

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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: kristinakonfidential

TikTok: kristinakonfidential

If you would like to speak to David and Kristina about their journey, or how they might be able to support you in your journey, please book an appointment here.

Show Notes

“But I also had a knowing in me, I can't explain it, I had a knowing in me that you would one day be sober and we would be okay.” - Kristina Golding

In this in-depth and revealing podcast episode, David and Kristina open up about their tumultuous journey through David's addiction to alcohol, cocaine, and gambling. They delve into the profound effects of David's struggles on their family dynamics, marital relationship, and individual well-being.

Throughout the conversation, Kristina recounts the various methods she adopted to maintain her mental and emotional health during the most trying times. She discusses the importance of setting boundaries; addiction and family roles; and finding solace in her own independence. She shares her transition from being deeply caring and involved to developing a sense of detachment as a means of self-preservation.

David, on the other hand, offers a raw and honest perspective on his addiction, expressing deep remorse for the pain he caused. He reflects on the moments of clarity and the turning points that led him to seek help and begin the path to recovery.

The episode also explores the delicate balance between support and enabling, as Kristina describes how she learned to differentiate between the two. She talks about the strategies she used to protect herself and their children from the chaos of addiction, including attending support groups for families of addicts, engaging in individual therapy, and cultivating a network of people who understood her plight.

Listeners will gain insight into the complex emotional landscape of a relationship strained by addiction, including the importance of family support in recovery. David and Kristina's story is a testament to the power of hope, the possibility of change, and the importance of developing effective coping mechanisms to safeguard one's emotional health in the face of adversity. Join us as we explore these themes and more in this heartfelt and educational episode on coping strategies in the context of addiction and recovery.

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: kristinakonfidential

TikTok: kristinakonfidential

If you would like to speak to David and Kristina about their journey, or how they might be able to support you in your journey, please book an appointment here.