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The Dry Umbrella – Manchester’s First Alcohol-Free Bar Propels the Sober Revolution By Lucy Rocca

I’m going to be brutally honest; I do not enjoy socialising with people for whom the priority of their evening is to get pissed. Even a little bit pissed. The company of those who are under the influence is something I’ve never missed since quitting drinking three and a half years ago, and I generally go out of my way to avoid situations where I’m surrounded by people downing booze, intent as they frequently....Read more. Posted 13th September.

 

 

The Past Is Yours But The Future’s Mine – Saying Goodbye to Wine By Carpe Diem

While growing up I was pretty much protected from the world of alcohol. My parents drank very little, and they didn't socialise. I was lonely as a child being the youngest by a few years, spending my teenage years by myself a lot, at home. Country towns in Australia have a strong drinking culture and it wasn't long before I discovered that boys drank a great deal. The drinking age then was twenty-one but underage drinking was rife and wasn't actively policed....Read more. Posted 30th August.

 



 

Women, Wine and Getting Behind the Wheel By Lucy Rocca

Recent research funded by the Rees Jeffries Road Foundation & Direct Line Insurance Group found that women accounted for 9% of drink-drive convictions in 1998 but that this figure had risen to 17% by 2012, a percentage increase of almost double. The research focused on the drinking....Read more. Posted 13th September.

 

 

The Soberistas Run Series – What February 1st 2015 Will Mean To Me By Lucy Rocca

When I stopped drinking I had no idea how much alcohol had shaped my personality, and how very different things were going to be without it playing such a massive role in my life. The pints of beer on a Sunday afternoon at my local pub with friends and the newspapers; a bottle of wine.... Read more. Posted 13th September.

 

 

Practical Support For Achieving A Hangover Free Life: Your Guide to Quitting For Good By Louise Rowlinson

On 21st September 2013 I took my last drink. As a nurse who has cared for alcoholic liver disease patients and whose own father was a daily drinker, I have seen the impact of booze on both my patients physically, and on my father....Read more. Posted 30th August.

 




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Well into second month of AF

Posted by Carpe Diem on September 17, 2014 at 9:44 0 Comments

Being AF is now a way of life. The 30 day mark signified a change in habit, and now the lifestyle is being cemented in place.

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