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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…

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

At the height of my drinking career, I’d often wonder: why don’t I have an off switch? Why can’t I control my drinking? Why can other people have 1 or 2 drinks and then stop? Back then, my inability to control my drinking felt like…

How To Relax And Manage Stress Without Alcohol

I used to have a fridge magnet that said: “Keep Calm And Drink Wine!” The message was spelt out in large capital letters and for a long time, it seemed to be my mantra. If I wanted to relax, I drank wine. If I wanted to switch off…

15 Reasons Why You’ll Love Life Alcohol-Free

Have you been thinking about taking a break from booze? Perhaps you planned on quitting this month – yet you can’t seem to get motivated enough to actually do it? I know what that feels like. One of the things that helped me…

How To Stay Alcohol-Free Next Weekend

These days, my Monday mornings feel pretty good. But not so long ago, they used to be about coping. Coping with a hangover. Coping with the guilt of another wasted weekend. Coping with work, when I didn’t feel at all rested or ok…

Why You Should Forget About Rock Bottom

If you’ve been thinking about stopping drinking, then the chances are you’ve heard about ‘hitting rock bottom’. Perhaps you’ve read about other people’s experiences; that time they woke up in hospital, with no memory…

Alcohol-free? You’re In Very Good Company

Ever since I stopped drinking, I’ve been fascinated by the number of celebrities who are quietly sober. I’m not talking about people who are famous for stints in and out of rehab, or stars who’ve fought well-publicised battles with booze…