3 Mindset Mistakes That Make Sobriety Harder

September’s nearly here and that back-to-school feeling is in the air. If you’ve been drinking more than you planned to over the past few months, now is as good a time as any to turn over a new leaf and get back on track. In today’s…

Will Alcohol Free Living Ever Feel Normal And Lovely?

Will sobriety ever feel normal? When will this get easier? Am I always going to miss alcohol? These questions used to bounce around my head on repeat. When you first quit – or you’re thinking about stopping drinking – everything…

Are You Romanticising Sobriety Enough?

When I was trying (and failing) to quit drinking, I spent a lot of time romanticising alcohol. I’d mentally replay all the good moments I’d had whilst drinking. I’d torture myself with thoughts of all the things I was going to miss. I talked about…

Do You Genuinely Like The Feeling Of Being Drunk?

Do you genuinely like the feeling of being drunk? I know it seems a strange thing to ask. Back in my drinking days, I would’ve rolled my eyes at this. Of course I liked it! But to be honest, I never stopped to think about the physical sensation…

3 Questions To Ask Before You Drink On Your Next Trip

Travel and drinking used to go hand in hand for me. It didn’t matter whether I was going on a weekend break, a camping trip or lying by a pool somewhere – I couldn’t imagine not drinking. Without booze, I was sure I’d miss out on…

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…