Episode 48

From Addiction to Freedom: Kay Allison's Inspiring Journey to Sobriety

Do you struggle with Alcohol addiction? Here’s some good news: you don’t need to hit rock bottom to drop your drinking habit. If you know you need help and truly desire to stop, don’t wait; just take action, no matter how messy it is. 

In today’s episode, Matt Drinkhahn sits down with Kay Allison to discuss how people can successfully drop a drinking habit, eliminate anxiety, and increase energy by using their drinking habits as a ticket to personal growth.

Kay Allison is a successful entrepreneur, author and leader of an alcohol-free community. She is also the Founder and CEO of Juicy AF, where she helps women transform their lives by stopping the drinking spiral and creating a rich, rewarding, joyful future.


Topics Covered:

  • 00:00 Introduction 
  • 00:45 Challenging parts of Kay’s early life 
  • 01:46 The moment Kay realized she had an alcohol problem 
  • 03:45 You don’t have to hit rock bottom to drop a bad habit
  • 05:40 When Kay made the commitment to change 
  • 07:21 Kay’s journey to sobriety 
  • 09:49 The pains of getting over an addiction
  • 12:47 Is it possible to go through life without building anxiety?
  • 14:40 The 5 Ms of overcoming anxiety
  • 16:00 How to blossom after dropping an addiction
  • 17:29 Ways to stay in flow with yourself 
  • 19:20 The 3 primary parts of Kay’s new book, Juicy AF
  • 21:30 Giving up alcohol: Tips to help you on your journey
  • 23:40 There is no shame in the road to sobriety
  • 26:38 Kay’s relationship with her kids before and after quitting alcohol
  • 28:40 Kay’s vision for an alcohol-free future
  • 30:15 Closing questions  


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