You, Me, Empathy - Episode 49: Alcoholism and Evidence-Based Recovery with Robin McIntosh

Trigger Warning: Binging, purging, anorexia, alcoholism, and sexual assault are mentioned in this episode.

On Episode 49 of You, Me, Empathy, Robin McIntosh and I explore alcoholism, the nature of addiction, the control of anorexia and bulimia, and evidence-based recovery.


Robin is the co-founder and co-CEO of WorkIt Health, an online addiction treatment company that’s changing how addicts recover. WorkIt Health helps people recover online; and giving patients the power to be their own mental health advocates. If you are someone who is struggling with addiction, I’d encourage you to reach out to the wonder team over at WorkIt Health.

Robin and I also talk about her early childhood trauma, rehabilitation and recovery from alcoholism, how binging and purging manifested in her, the debilitating and destructive life of an anorexic with substance issues, and the power of group therapy such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

This episode is especially close to my heart. Robin is an old friend, and we both commiserate over the struggle and recovery in disordered eating.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for empathizing with us!