How To Have Fun Without Drinking

Have you ever wondered how to have fun without drinking? When I was thinking about quitting alcohol I worried about this a lot. Back then, my entire social life revolved around booze. I couldn’t imagine not drinking – it was what I…

A Lesson In Sobriety From The Movie Groundhog Day

I watched a movie over the weekend that I haven’t seen for ages: Groundhog Day. Do you remember it? The basic premise is, the hero (played by Bill Murray) keeps making mistakes that result in some sort of disaster, and so he…

7 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking

What happens when you stop drinking? I’d always imagined my life would remain pretty much the same as it always had been. I figured I’d still be the same person, doing the same things, living the same life…

How To Stay Committed To Your Sober Goals

“I am not going to drink this week.” I used to make promises like this ALL the time. Sometimes I’d stick to my plan for a few days. Sometimes I’d change my mind within a few hours. It was all too easy to give up on my sober goals…

Summer Reading: Brilliant Books About Sobriety

Whether you’re jetting off on holiday or enjoying the heatwave at home, this is a great time of year to get lost in a book. You don’t have to be ready to quit drinking in order to gain a lot from reading books about sobriety. In fact…

Why You Need An Alcohol-Free Holiday This Year

This week I’m on holiday enjoying some sun and a chance to relax. It’s at times like this that I feel particularly grateful not to be battling a hangover, or letting alcohol dull any memories. I know that if you’re newly sober or…

The Vanity Argument For Quitting Drinking

I was flicking through some magazines earlier and couldn’t help but notice all the diet tips and fitness plans. At this time of year there always seems to be a big demand for advice on how to slim down and tone up. As I was…

5 Reasons To Give Up On Your Alcohol-Free Goals

Do any of these sound familiar? “I just can’t be bothered to carry on with sobriety, it’s too much effort.” “One drink isn’t going to hurt.” “I was probably overreacting, I don’t really need to quit.” “People like me don’t change, so I may as well…

Sober Courage: Be A Rebel, Not A Sheep

For many of us, one of the toughest things about quitting drinking is the idea of being different to everyone else. Let’s face it: most people do drink – and most of us like to fit in! Choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle means going against…

How To Overcome Social Anxiety Without Alcohol

We’re often encouraged to have a few drinks to loosen up and overcome anxiety. Whether it’s to help us get in the mood at a party, or pluck up the courage to talk to that guy or girl, the message we often hear is: alcohol will help…

4 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Hit Your Sober Goals

When I was trying to figure out how to quit drinking, I think I made just about every mistake in the book! It took me ages to figure out what I was doing wrong and find a way to make sobriety stick. If you’ve been struggling with your…

My Biggest Takeaway From 5 Years Of Sobriety

I normally blog on a Monday, but today is an extra special day – I am celebrating 5 years of alcohol-free living! It has gone sooooo fast. I’ll always be grateful to that curious, little part of me that wondered if taking a break from…