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Understanding Addiction as a Disease - Unveiling an Addict’s Hidden Struggles (Cocaine at Home)

February 06, 2024 David & Kristina Golding
Understanding Addiction as a Disease - Unveiling an Addict’s Hidden Struggles (Cocaine at Home)
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The Goldings Show
Understanding Addiction as a Disease - Unveiling an Addict’s Hidden Struggles (Cocaine at Home)
Feb 06, 2024
David & Kristina Golding

"As addiction progresses and it gets worse over the years, then you find yourself doing new behaviours that you would never have contemplated before." In this compelling instalment of The Goldings’ Show, we take a deep and intimate dive into the complex world of addiction, exploring its far-reaching impact on individuals and their families. Our guests, David and Kristina Golding, offer a candid glimpse into their personal struggle with David's addiction to alcohol, cocaine, and gambling.

David courageously recounts the insidious nature of his addiction mindset, tracing its roots from innocuous social indulgence to a relentless dependency that consumed his life. The couple pulls back the curtain on the private battles waged within the confines of their home, shedding light on the isolation and clandestine existence that addiction necessitated. They describe the dual life they led, one marked by secrecy and the desperate attempts to conceal David's struggles from the outside world.

David and Kristina stress the value of getting help as an addict through an addiction counselling session, support groups, and community resources as instrumental in managing addiction and facilitating the recovery process. The couple also addresses the pervasive stigma attached to addiction, advocating for open, honest dialogue as a means to cultivate understanding and extend support to those grappling with similar challenges.

Drawing from the depths of their own experiences, David and Kristina offer heartfelt advice to listeners who may find themselves in parallel situations, whether they are battling addiction firsthand or supporting a loved one through such trials. Their story is not merely a chronicle of addiction; it is a powerful narrative of human resilience, the transformative impact of love and support, and the beacon of hope that recovery can offer.

As we conclude this episode of The Goldings’ Show, we invite our audience to subscribe for more insightful content. We also urge anyone struggling with addiction to seek assistance through the resources provided in our episode description. For those who wish to engage further, we welcome you to share your stories, ask questions, or offer feedback on this episode.

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

To contact us:

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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

"As addiction progresses and it gets worse over the years, then you find yourself doing new behaviours that you would never have contemplated before." In this compelling instalment of The Goldings’ Show, we take a deep and intimate dive into the complex world of addiction, exploring its far-reaching impact on individuals and their families. Our guests, David and Kristina Golding, offer a candid glimpse into their personal struggle with David's addiction to alcohol, cocaine, and gambling.

David courageously recounts the insidious nature of his addiction mindset, tracing its roots from innocuous social indulgence to a relentless dependency that consumed his life. The couple pulls back the curtain on the private battles waged within the confines of their home, shedding light on the isolation and clandestine existence that addiction necessitated. They describe the dual life they led, one marked by secrecy and the desperate attempts to conceal David's struggles from the outside world.

David and Kristina stress the value of getting help as an addict through an addiction counselling session, support groups, and community resources as instrumental in managing addiction and facilitating the recovery process. The couple also addresses the pervasive stigma attached to addiction, advocating for open, honest dialogue as a means to cultivate understanding and extend support to those grappling with similar challenges.

Drawing from the depths of their own experiences, David and Kristina offer heartfelt advice to listeners who may find themselves in parallel situations, whether they are battling addiction firsthand or supporting a loved one through such trials. Their story is not merely a chronicle of addiction; it is a powerful narrative of human resilience, the transformative impact of love and support, and the beacon of hope that recovery can offer.

As we conclude this episode of The Goldings’ Show, we invite our audience to subscribe for more insightful content. We also urge anyone struggling with addiction to seek assistance through the resources provided in our episode description. For those who wish to engage further, we welcome you to share your stories, ask questions, or offer feedback on this episode.

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.