How To Survive Summer Parties And Boozy BBQs

I used to love going to boozy BBQs and picnics – they were the perfect excuse to day drink. The warm weather made me crave alcohol and the idea of watching the sun go down, stone cold sober, seemed unthinkable. So when I quit…

Do Not Do This! 10 Ways To Sabotage Your Sobriety

I used to be an expert at sabotaging my own sobriety. A real ‘specialist’. I spent years mastering the art of NOT quitting drinking. I thought it might be helpful for me to share some of my, ahem, ‘pro tips’ in today’s blog. That way…

“All I Want Is One Drink… Just One Drink.”

What’s the harm in just one drink? You tell yourself, “I’ll just have one and leave it there. One drink is all I want anyway.” There’s something very seductive about the ‘just one drink’ thought. It sounds as if you’re going to have the best…

An Alternative To AA – Why My Approach Is Different

There’s one topic I tend to tiptoe around in my videos. I’ve been reluctant to talk about AA, for fear of upsetting anyone. Yet it seems increasingly important to point out the obvious: Alcoholics Anonymous isn’t for everyone. (It certainly…

Why Can’t I Cut Down Or Control My Drinking?

Why can’t I control my drinking? Why can’t I be like other people, who have a few drinks and then stop? What’s wrong with me? My inability to control my drinking used to feel like such a personal failing – a weakness. Nowadays…

Why You Should Forget About Rock Bottom

If you’ve been thinking about your relationship with alcohol for a while, the chances are you’ve heard about ‘hitting rock bottom.’ This is the low point that drinkers apparently need to sink to before they feel ready to quit for good…

How To Make It Through Friday Night Without Drinking

For the longest time I couldn’t get through Friday night without drinking. Each week looked something like this: Monday: Vow to quit forever. This is IT! Tuesday: Still thinking about that last hangover. Wednesday: Gosh this week feels…

How To Make Sobriety Feel Less Awkward

When you first quit drinking, alcohol free living can feel a bit awkward. It’s new. Different. Uncomfortable. You’re figuring out a lot of stuff you haven’t done before and trying to keep your head in the right place. I know that sometimes…

“Want A Glass Of Wine?” (Here’s What To Say Next)

“Do you fancy a glass of wine or shall we get a bottle?” Picture the scene – you’ve decided to stop drinking. Maybe you’ve quit for good… or perhaps you’re experimenting with a break from booze. Either way, you haven’t exactly…

“Sobriety Makes Me Feel So Deprived…”

The thought of quitting drinking used to make me feel so deprived. Getting sober felt like signing up to a lifetime of missing out… and the more I thought about it, the worse it seemed. So how do you feel good about giving up booze if…

You & Alcohol: What Has The Pandemic Taught You?

What has the pandemic taught us? It’s been a whole year since ‘normal life’ changed and we were told to stay at home. If your drinking has increased since then, you certainly aren’t alone. But what have you learned from…

“But I Should Be Able To Drink If I Want To!”

“I should be able to drink if I want to!” Before I quit drinking, my brain spent a long time throwing a temper tantrum about it. Sobriety felt like something I “had” to do – and the whiny, two year old part of my brain was not happy. I thought…