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So many women realize that their drinking is not “normal”. 

Women have a vision of what a normal drinker looks like, and a lot of women, including myself, wish to be one. 

So, what happens when you realize you’re not? 

My guest today is a listener of To 50 and Beyond who volunteered courageously to share her journey to sobriety with us. 

I’m honored to share the incredible Maria with you today. 

Maria is here to talk about what was happening in her life when she started drinking, and when she realized that she was not a normal drinker, and how she decided to stop drinking. 

Maria also shares a spot-on vision of what she believes a normal drinker is!

Maria will share the importance of joining a community, being vulnerable, and finding tools that help you when starting out on your a/f journey.

Thanks for listening today, my friend! I'm with you. 


Resources mentioned in this episode: 

To join the Booze Free Brigade, send a request to Elizabeth Cloud on Facebook 

Hello Someday Coaching 

Payton Kennedy's Expand Beyond Recovery 

Soberful Podcast with Veronica Valli



To join the enrollment list for Team Alcohol-Free, click here. 

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Other episodes you may enjoy: 


Why I Quit Drinking at 45 

Three Women Share Their Journey to Alcohol-Freedom Later in Life

How Are You Spending Your Energy?






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Hello, I'm Lori Massicot! I'm a certified life coach, podcast host, and advocate for sobriety in women in midlife and beyond. I'm on a mission to help you find joy and confidence in living alcohol-free later in life. I'm happy you're here!




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