5 Unhelpful Things People Say When You Quit Drinking

When you quit drinking, friends and family can be keen to share unhelpful ‘advice’. Sometimes it’s because they genuinely want to help. Other times it’s because your decision is bringing up stuff for them. No matter what their intention, many…

Why You Don’t Need To Quit Drinking Forever

“I know I need to stop… but I don’t think I can quit drinking forever.” I hear this a lot. And it doesn’t surprise me. I mean, ‘forever’ is a long time, right? It’s pretty hard to get your head around. People often want to know whether it’s ok to…

How To Overcome The “I’m No Fun Without Alcohol” Myth

Can you have fun without alcohol? Before I quit drinking, I thought being sober meant signing up for a lifetime of feeling bored and awkward at parties whilst everyone else enjoyed themselves. Perhaps you’ve been thinking this too…

8 Myths About Non-Drinkers (And Why They’re Wrong)

There are so many myths about non-drinkers and what it’s like to be sober. It leads to questions like this: “So… how do you have fun then?” “Don’t you get bored?” “Is it because you’re religious?” “I bet you still miss drinking.” “Do…

10 Unexpected Benefits Of Quitting Drinking

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going alcohol-free for a while, you’ve probably already thought about the benefits of quitting drinking. There are the obvious things, such as waking up hangover free (that never gets old!) saving…

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Quit Drinking

Ah, the beauty of hindsight! It makes everything look so different. I quit drinking in 2013 and back then, I had so many misconceptions about alcohol-free living and what it was going to be like (and what it said about me). There’s so…

6 Tips For A Successful Sober September

Sober September is here already! The seasons are changing 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…

Why You Can Stop Asking, “Am I An Alcoholic?”

If you’re worried about your drinking, the chances are that at some point or another, you’ve wondered: “Am I an alcoholic?” I remember googling this so many times and I never got a very clear or helpful answer. I was pretty…

4 Reasons Why You’re Not Taking Action Yet

When it comes to taking action, you feel stuck. You spend a lot of time thinking about your drinking; worrying and wondering whether you should quit. You buy books about alcohol free living and follow sober bloggers on Instagram…

How To Celebrate Without Alcohol (And Feel Good About It)

When I first quit drinking, one of my biggest concerns was how I’d celebrate without alcohol. I wondered: how would I mark special occasions? Victories? Big accomplishments? My birthday? Anniversaries? Or the end of a tough week…

15 Things You Only Know If You Don’t Drink

Deciding to go alcohol free is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – there’s no way I’d ever give this lifestyle up. But I’ve got to admit, sobriety isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. When you quit drinking, you start to notice…