Episode 9: Lisa Boucher – Raising the Bottom

Join me for a conversation with Lisa Boucher, author of “Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture.”

Addiction has been a part of Lisa’s story since childhood. Lisa’s mother battled alcoholism and dependence on Valium for decades. Lisa saw herself following the same path when she hit adulthood and was able to stop drinking before hitting a bottom like her mother.

After short stints where she trained polo horses, worked as a flight attendant, hairdresser, and bartender, Lisa Boucher revamped her life and settled in as a registered nurse. For the past 28 years, she has worked with hundreds of women to overcome alcoholism, live better lives and become better parents.  She was prompted to write “Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture,” published in June 2017, when she realized after 24 years of working in hospitals, that doctors and traditional health care offer few solutions to women with addiction issues. She lives in Ohio.

Learn more at RaisingtheBottom.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @LBoucherAuthor.

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  1. Lisa Boucher’s “Raising The Bottom” – Know your author.

    It’s an okay book I suppose, but really doesn’t provide any new information for an experienced alcoholic, both myself and my sister are. Lisa Boucher promotes herself as a woman for women and is found under the women’s health category most often. But then we saw our author friend on Donald Trump’s Twitter page where she staunchly supports him while constantly attacking Hillary Clinton. Now, while I’m not a big Hillary fan myself, I would have to say that Donald Trump and his ilk are not exactly the beaming beacon for women’s health issues, in fact, they are the exact opposite. If you’re a Trump supporter, Lisa’s okay book may be worth a read, but if you are truly concerned about women’s health issues, there are better books written by people who don’t attack women on a known womanizing pig’s Twitter feed.

    Pick your poison wisely, you never know where your money is going.

    1. Thank you for the feedback. I was not aware of Lisa’s politics and while they do not align with my own, I am sure there are other Trump supporters out there with a desire to stop drinking. I am hoping that the podcast can speak to both conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats. Alcoholism doesn’t care about your political party. That being said, I will do my best to make sure that my guests are not promoting racism, sexism, agism, ableism, homophobia, etc. and if you see something that isn’t cool, please feel free to let me know and send me the link. I do this podcast on the side and do not have a lot of time to check out my guests other than reading their books. Lisa was professional and polite in our interactions and we didn’t talk politics… though I do like talking about politics.

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