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Feb 15, 2019

Today I’m here with a special guest, Ruby Warrington. Ruby has a completely different approach to alcohol and addiction than I do with IGNTD — that’s why I wanted to have her on the show. Her new book, Sober Curious, is all about a curious approach to living alcohol-free. It’s a radical takedown of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. As both a conversation starter and handbook, Sober Curious strives to empower readers to transform their relationship with alcohol so that they can lead their most fulfilling life.


In this episode, we talk about her approach to sobriety, her own journey with entering the “sober curious” space and questioning her own relationship with alcohol, her stance on all things addiction-related, and her book, Sober Curious.


Topics Discussed:

[:35] About today’s episode and guest.

[6:06] Make sure to screenshot this episode, tag Ruby and I, and share with us the part that most connected with you.

[8:20] Welcoming Ruby to the podcast!

[9:15] How Ruby entered the space of “sober curious” and questioning her relationship with alcohol.

[15:27] Ruby’s journey from cutting down her alcohol intake to complete sobriety.

[31:42] The importance of addressing the underlying issues that alcohol is covering up.

[33:13] Why Ruby isn’t sober but also doesn’t drink.

[34:23] The importance of a non-judgemental, non-shaming approach to beating addiction.

[39:32] More of Ruby’s ideas on addiction, community, and support.

[43:02] About Ruby’s book tour for Sober Curious and her other upcoming events.


Mentioned in this Episode:

IGNTD Recovery (Register and join the free workshop!) (Pay for shipping and I will send you the book for free!)

Amare (Sponsor)

Ruby Warrington

Sober Curious Retreat

Ruby’s Wanderlust events

@RubyWarrington on Instagram

SMART Recovery



“Top 10 Harm Reduction Names You Should Know,” by Adi Jaffe

Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol, by Ruby Warrington

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Maté, MD

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life,

by Annie Grace

The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control, by Annie Grace


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