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Support & Relationships in Addiction Recovery - A Couple's Journey to Sobriety (Life Post Rehab)

January 23, 2024 David & Kristina Golding
Support & Relationships in Addiction Recovery - A Couple's Journey to Sobriety (Life Post Rehab)
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The Goldings Show
Support & Relationships in Addiction Recovery - A Couple's Journey to Sobriety (Life Post Rehab)
Jan 23, 2024
David & Kristina Golding

“Without you, I would be a dead man. I've got no doubt whatsoever about that. You supported me every single day. It's a f*cking miracle." - David and Kristina discuss the importance of support and what that meant for their family.


In this episode of "Overcoming Addiction Together," we hear from David Goulding, a recovered addict and his wife Kristina. Together, they offer a candid look into David's path to recovery. Their conversation is a frank disclosure of their experiences after rehab at the priory, emphasising the role that support networks play in the journey towards sobriety.


David and Kristina take us through the experience of family aftercare meetings, which helped in mending the trust and communication that had deteriorated due to David's addiction. David speaks of the influence of his sponsor, a relationship that has been imperative on his self help journey. Kristina provides a heartfelt insight into the emotional strain it placed on her and the importance of seeking support for those who find themselves in the role of a caregiver or partner to someone battling addiction.


We see David's gratitude towards Kristina's as his support network. He acknowledges that her strength and patience have been pivotal in his recovery journey. The significance of regular recovery meetings is also underscored, as David describes how these gatherings have offered him a community of understanding and a haven for sharing experiences and getting help with addiction.


Kristina speaks openly about the challenges she faced while being partnered with an addict, highlighting the support networks that were crucial not only for David's recovery but also for her own wellbeing. The episode goes on to stress that recovery is an ongoing process of personal development for both the individual struggling with addiction and their loved ones.


This episode stands as a beacon of hope for those entangled in the throes of addiction and serves as a guiding light for friends and family on how to effectively support one another through the recovery process. Join us in this exploration of the multifaceted nature of support in recovery and the profound influence it has on forging a path to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

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: 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

“Without you, I would be a dead man. I've got no doubt whatsoever about that. You supported me every single day. It's a f*cking miracle." - David and Kristina discuss the importance of support and what that meant for their family.


In this episode of "Overcoming Addiction Together," we hear from David Goulding, a recovered addict and his wife Kristina. Together, they offer a candid look into David's path to recovery. Their conversation is a frank disclosure of their experiences after rehab at the priory, emphasising the role that support networks play in the journey towards sobriety.


David and Kristina take us through the experience of family aftercare meetings, which helped in mending the trust and communication that had deteriorated due to David's addiction. David speaks of the influence of his sponsor, a relationship that has been imperative on his self help journey. Kristina provides a heartfelt insight into the emotional strain it placed on her and the importance of seeking support for those who find themselves in the role of a caregiver or partner to someone battling addiction.


We see David's gratitude towards Kristina's as his support network. He acknowledges that her strength and patience have been pivotal in his recovery journey. The significance of regular recovery meetings is also underscored, as David describes how these gatherings have offered him a community of understanding and a haven for sharing experiences and getting help with addiction.


Kristina speaks openly about the challenges she faced while being partnered with an addict, highlighting the support networks that were crucial not only for David's recovery but also for her own wellbeing. The episode goes on to stress that recovery is an ongoing process of personal development for both the individual struggling with addiction and their loved ones.


This episode stands as a beacon of hope for those entangled in the throes of addiction and serves as a guiding light for friends and family on how to effectively support one another through the recovery process. Join us in this exploration of the multifaceted nature of support in recovery and the profound influence it has on forging a path to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

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