The Two Roads Travelled Podcast is about raising awareness about the impact of alcohol misuse on families, educating everyone about alcohol addiction, discussing news and views to change perceptions and judgements. Changing and influencing social norms. Opening the conversation outside of the immediate issue and into society. There are no limits of discussion that we wouldn't take part in and encourage others to do the same. Alcoholism needs to be an education to others.
Jo and Paula are sisters who share the two roads they've travelled through alcohol misuse. Two very different paths, but both have come out the other side. They know just how hard living with alcohol misuse can be, but how you can transform a bad experience into a fulfilled life.
Two Roads Travelled Podcast Episodes:
The podcast is released every two weeks on a Sunday. The lastest podcast is episode 16. Episode 17 is about the play "Dry" and how theatre is used to portray real life stories. It's about a couple who enjoy alcohol at dinner parties, only for it to turn from social entertainment to dependance. It will be available on 12th April 2020. See you then!
Check out more on "Dry" here: https://humanstorytheatre.com/shows
We're always looking for people to be interviewed, so if you have lived experience or are a professional working in the alcohol recovery industry and have experience, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to email us.
This is the last episode of series 2! We can't believe how well it's been received and how much we're enjoying it. This episode is about the gap between social and dependent drinking, We talk to Paul Silva who coaches men and women in addiction recovery and in life transitions.
Episode 15 is about living with the uncertainty of a drinker. Looking at how this affects children and the affects it can have in adult life. In this episode we talk to Judith Quin, the daughter of an alcoholic. Judith transforms lives through liberating voices.
It's episode 14 and time for the amazing Ryan McCormack, we'll be talking about the resilient child. Ryan works in the field of alcohol and drugs, supporting young people, young adults and families to make and sustain positive changes for themselves, their families and their community.
It's episode 13 and we're chatting with Stacey Miller about alcohol in education. Stacey has 15 years professional and personal experience working in the field of substance misuse. Her passion is to be proactive rather than reactive in alcohol education. Enjoy the episode!
It’s time for episode 12, it’s not uncommon for those that find themselves with an addiction to alcohol, getting addicted to other things. Why is that? Jo and Paula talk to CEO of EDAS, Dr Mindy Bartlett to find out more about addictive personality disorder.
For Episode 11 Jo and Paula will be talking with Dr Giles Croft and Sam Wilde on the person beneath the addiction. Sam and Dr Giles Croft are both coaches, they have a great amount of experience and Sam shares some of his own lived experience as the son of an alcoholic.
In Episode 10 we'll be talking with Stephanie Chivers discussing vital and simple changes that can be made to support families that face a loved one with a drinking problem. Stephanie specialises in behaviour change and addictions as a 1-1 Practitioner and Group facilitator.
In episode 5 we have John McMahon with us talking about his experience and the addictive personality linked so closely to addiction and the way it affected him and people around him at the time.
In episode 2 we'll be looking at addiction in prison. Jo and Paula are excited to welcome Greg who shares his story of his addiction whilst being in prison, after years of living with his father's alcoholism he began using drugs in his early teens and as a result by the time he was 16 Greg was opiate dependant. Also joining the conversation is Tania who works in a female prison as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Informed Care Lead.
In this episode Paula and Jo talk about alcohol misuse in general, what it is, what it looks like, the impact and guests Paul and Harry share their views. Paul is a social drinker and Harry is a recovering alcoholic.
In this episode Paula and Jo will be chatting to Kevin Hempstead from KH Counselling, Kevin is a humanistic counsellor with extensive experience in addiction, childhood sexual abuse and bereavement. We'll be discussing the impact of alcohol misuse on the families.