In this episode, Prof Grant Schofield speaks with Lisa Burch, a PREKURE Health Coach and substance misuse and addictions expert.
Grant and Lisa talk about Lisa’s own battle with alcohol over many decades as well as the thought patterns that people struggling with addiction have. They cover the initial hopelessness that comes with addiction as well as the learnings, especially around neuro-plasticity, dopamine and how the brain functions in regards to addictive substances. Lisa’s story is powerful, personal and real and shares a unique point of view of someone who not only understands the latest research as a certified Health Coach, but who also carries with her a lifetime of lived experience.
“A third path opened up. I had ‘dying’ or ‘miserable recovering alcoholic’ and then suddenly I had this little glimmer of hope that actually, maybe there was another way. Maybe there’s life without alcohol. And I can do it, I can get there… And it was tough you know, I had bad days. But certainly I knew I had gained enough that there was no way I was ever, ever going to go back. Life began to get progressively better.” – Lisa Burch
In our Prevention is Cure podcast, Professor Grant Schofield challenges mainstream medicine, talks with leading experts and shares the latest science and tools to have a happier and healthier life.
This season we’re talking mental health. We’ve become really concerned about the lack of translation of what science knows into what medicine does.