45 minutes | Sep 20th 2020

028 - What my home life didn't give me, the army did

Today in the podcast Jo and Paula will be talking about what our home lives are missing and where we fill those gaps elsewhere. Jo and Paula will be chatting to Natasha about her experience of living with her Mum's various addictions. With lots of tension in her parents' marriage, Natasha assumed the role of the fixer. she had a lot of freedom as a child to do what she wanted, to her that was normal. As she reflects as an adult she can see how her anxiety manifested, worrying about not being collected from school was an example. As with many daughters of alcoholics, safety was an issue for Natasha, which continued into her adult life. She joined the military to avoid her home life, battled anxiety and lost her brother and Mum to Leukaemia. This is a typical example of how the life of a child of an alcoholic can be impacted with anxiety, feeling unloved and unsafe and searching for that in other ways. Let's find out more about how the army helped Natasha's journey. If you'd like to feel connected in a safe place with others just like you, join the Daughters of Alcoholics Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/daughtersofalcoholics Sometimes you just need to speak to someone, if you want a chat with Jo about something you're struggling with, click here to book a call: https://cozycal.com/joannehuey42 In the meantime, you can have a look at this brochure that answers and explains some of the basics of dealing with a drinker. Click here to get your copy. Remember to share the podcast with others so those still struggling feel supported. Jo and Paula are passionate about changing the perceptions and judgments around alcohol misuse. They work hard to raise awareness about the trivialisation of alcohol and have created a video and blog about it. Stop Alcohol Trivialisation Video: http://bit.ly/jhamcpcl Respect for Alcohol Blog: http://bit.ly/jhrfa Please use the hashtag #respectforalcohol, if you'd like to support their cause. Using it when you see examples of trivialisation and disrespect, remembering to tag us on social media. Twitter:   @Joanne_Huey Instagram:  @johuey_acoa Subscribe to You Tube:  http://www.youtube.com/c/JoHueybusiness