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Dry July Down Under With Australian Experts Andy Moore and Shanna Whan

July 22, 2021 Club Soda Season 2 Episode 39
The Club Soda podcast
Dry July Down Under With Australian Experts Andy Moore and Shanna Whan
Show Notes

This week, for Dry July, we delve into last year's Mindful Drinking Festival archives to hear the fantastic conversation between Australian charity CEOs and sobriety experts Andy Moore and Shanna Whan as they discuss the problems Australians face when thinking about changing their drinking.  From having personal experiences with alcohol that changed their lives to Andy becoming the CEO of Hello Sunday Morning and Shanna setting up Sober in the Country, their frank, informal discussion covers the rural and urban challenges both organisations help to address when helping people to change their drinking.

Who is Shanna Whan?

Shanna is the founder and CEO of Sober in the Country, a registered charity encouraging Australians to open up and talk about drinking culture and addiction recovery, especially in rural areas. Shanna describes herself as a recovered alcoholic, recognising her journey is still ongoing but she no longer needs alcohol in her life.

'I have a story of addiction', says Shanna, 'and so I decided to be the change and, to summarise it, our mission and our focus as the charity Sober in the Country is to teach Ozzy mates in the bush that it's okay to say no to a beer'.

Who is Andy Moore?

Andy is the Chief Executive of Hello Sunday Morning, a New South Wales-based charitable organisation that helps people to change their drinking habits, whether that's cutting down or stopping altogether. Andy is also one of the founders of the Daybreak App, a free app for Australians who choose the peer support platform to help change their drinking. Andy has personal experience in cutting down his alcohol consumption for his mental and physical health, and that's helped shape his passion for the work that he does with Hello Sunday Morning.

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