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Podcast Episode 229: Why We Use Alcohol to Cope with Stress and How to do “Dry January” Right featuring Casey McGuire Davidson

Hey there, fellow warriors in the daily juggle of mom life! Picture this: it’s been a long day, the kids are finally in bed, and you find yourself reaching for that glass of wine or your favorite cocktail. It’s a familiar routine for many of us, a way to unwind and momentarily escape the chaos. But have you ever wondered if this ritual is slowly turning into a coping mechanism rather than a simple pleasure?

I get it. As a mom of two, there are days when the pressure and stress seem never-ending. Anxiety can creep in, and that evening glass of wine becomes more than just a treat—it becomes a crutch. I’ve been there. The struggle to balance being a good mom, daughter, sister, friend, and spouse can take its toll.

If you’re nodding along, questioning the role alcohol plays in your life, you’re not alone. It’s essential to take a step back and honestly examine our drinking habits. Ask yourself: Is that glass of wine a reward or a necessity? Does it truly help you relax, or is it a way to escape from stress momentarily?

We’re talking with Casey McGuire Davidson, Mom of two and Life & Sobriety Coach, on the show to talk about Dry January and how to do it right. In addition to helping women who do all the things (and drink to forget all the things) change their relationship with alcohol, Casey is also the host of The Hello Someday Podcast for Sober Curious Women. She will be sharing her expertise today in an episode you do not want to miss! 

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • How to honestly examine your drinking habits and identify if it has become something you depend on to cope with stress
  • Healthy methods for coping with stress that do not involve alcohol
  • Why so many Moms (and people) are joining the Dry January movement and how to make it work for you
  • An understanding that you are not alone in this journey!

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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