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Episode 30: Leah Shares How Her Al-Anon Experience Transformed Her Life

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2021

Leah Lamarr is an actress, writer, and stand-up comedian, currently based in Los Angeles. She shares how her al-anon experience transformed her life. Leah describes so many of the personal behaviors and difficult emotions families with addicted loved ones struggle with and how she mastered them. 

The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

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Show Notes

  • Growing up in Queens - 1:15
  • Joining the stand-up community - 4:05
  • How she wanted to be perceived  - 5:50
  • Having friends that wanted to get better - 9:45
  • Alcoholism is a family disease - 12:07
  • Resistant to therapy - 14:35
  • Her greatest strength - 18:41
  • Learning how to love - 23:32
  • A very intense spiritual program - 27:23
  • Freedom is priceless - 31:08
  • Getting help sooner - 36:57
  • Her relationship with her parents and how it had changed over the years - 39:57
  • Healing the hurt - 43:54
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