Ep. 11: Why alcohol addiction can ruin your mental health & how to beat it

alcohol addiction mental health

Alcohol addiction and mental health

In this episode I got the chance to talk to Lindsey Beveridge, a UK based nutritional therapist specialising in menopause, perimenopause and substance addiction. 

We talk about her own battle with alcohol addiction and with mental health struggles, and in how far alcohol can really ruin both your physical and your mental health.  She shares her thoughts on using nutritional therapy to support addiction recovery and how she approaches addiction in her work with clients.

A very honest conversation about what still is very much a taboo issue. Particularly useful if you feel you’ve become too dependant on alcohol. Or indeed if you are interested to learn just in how far alcohol affects the body.

More on Lindsey’s workshop  on becoming alcohol-free:


And Lindsey’s Instagram account:


How do you deal with uncertainty and not knowing what’s going to happen in the next few weeks and months, particularly now as we are heading into a winter with Covid? How can you be kinder towards yourself? And how can you approach self-care in a way that is truly nurturing, rather than being yet another thing on your to-do list (and yet another thing to fail at)? 

These are some of the topics that counsellor and mindful self-compassion coach Ali Pember and I discuss in this interview. Ali is full of wisdom and full of “you are good enough” messages- plus she offers us lots of practical tips in this episode. I promise you will feel lighter and more at ease after listening!

The link to my free guided meditation I have mentioned:



You can find Ali’s work here:


And follow her on Instagram here:


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I’m Claudia Smith and I help women get to better mental health naturally. Having overcome depression once myself, I am now a qualified nutritionist and positive psychology coach.

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