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Good Dads Podcast

Oct 24, 2023

This week we bring you an episode from the Good Dads archives. Dr. Baker and Drew Dilisio originally met with Doug, a father and a husband, in February 2022 to discuss his battles with addiction. Doug shares his experience, strength and hope for those who still struggle with addiction.

Show Notes

  • "I am curious when you first become aware that it [alcoholism] might be a problem?" (3:06)
  • "I wouldn't do anything unless I could drink. If there was no drink, there was no Doug." (4:32)
  • "It [alcohol] will never solve any problems. It will not make anything better." (10:25)
  • "You hear everybody's stories [at meetings], everybody's circumstances. You hear their successes. Not everyone has the same past, but we have the same goal. And that is to be a better person and to be able to live life sober." (16:15)
  • "I would imagine that most people in AA know that the illness tends to run in families. What do they tell their children, particularly if their children are maybe right at the age, they're in adolescence, where they might start experimenting with alcohol without their parents' awareness... because have dads listening to the program, what might they say to their kids?" (27:41)
  • "Let's say that you have a wife listening to this and she's thinking, 'Oh but I like to have a glass of wine every now and then, so if my husband stops drinking, and he probably should, does that mean I have to stop drinking?" (30:48)


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