Ep 250 – Healing The Root Causes of Addiction with Arlina Allen

There is more to addiction than the need to get drunk or high. And when Arlina Allen realized this and began to uncover the root causes of her addiction, it was then that she was able to shed the layers of her trauma and begin to heal. This week’s episode 250 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about healing the root causes of addiction!

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, my guest Arlina Allen shares how she turned to substances as a way to self-soothe and how coming to terms with this and seeking help led her on a path to self-compassion and peace.

Some of the talking points Arlina and I go over in this episode include:

  • Reflecting on Arlina’s first sip of alcohol at a young age and realizing that something outside of herself could soothe her on the inside.  
  • The turning point that led Arlina to dig deeper into her addiction and eventually seek support in overcoming it. 
  • How the 12-step program taught her self-compassion and healthier coping skills. 
  • Using practices like hypnotherapy to identify and reframe negative beliefs and behaviors. 


When you’re in the thick of it, just remember, the easy choices lead to a hard life but the hard choices will lead to an easy life. 

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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