A Royal Hangover is a documentary that everyone should be made to watch, in my humble opinion. We have seen programmes before on the subject of the UK’s binge drinking culture and all the associated carnage that goes alongside it, but here is a film dedicated to shining a light on excessive alcohol consumption and revealing it to be exactly what it is; a terribly widespread habit that, as a nation, we remain deeply in denial of. A Royal Hangover....Read more. Posted 23rd May.
When I decided to stop drinking, I didn’t consider myself to be an alcoholic. There was the odd occasion over the preceding years when I toyed with the word, rolled it around in my head and asked myself whether it applied to me. Sometimes I thought it definitely did. Other times I would feel certain that I was overreacting, that my drinking habits were no worse than the next person’s....Read more. Posted 10th May.
If I asked you to create a list of ‘forbidden’ or ‘naughty’ foods, I would bet that it’s more than likely your list would contain ice cream and milkshakes. Even if these aren’t your personal crave-inducing foods, you could probably agree that they at least belong on the list. Experimenters feel the same. They love to use both of these foods to analyse....Read more. Posted 23rd May.
Imagine you are in a prison cell. Dark, grey, sad and alone. Now imagine the door is unlocked. You can leave if you want to. You have heard tales of a bright colourful land of opportunity right outside but it sounds too good to be true. Or perhaps it sounds terrifying and you fear leaving your safe surroundings. What if all that’s promised doesn’t materialise for you? Worry not.... Read more. Posted 23rd May.
You may want to sit down with a cup of tea before you read on. Here is a truth about quitting alcohol that you may not have considered, or which you may not want to consider…booze has the power to gloss over the imperfections of people, the company of whom we may find intolerable when not regularly under the....Read more. Posted 25th April.
Yesterday my husband was in bed all day, sick with flu. Normally time on my own would equal a lot of wine and some TV. When you're not drinking, TV (unless it is excellent) just doesn't cut it, your sober mind won't put up with it. I think…Continue
AF three weeks today and the things I'm noticing about myself are:
I have a huge capacity for chocolate - can eat it by the bucket full. I read in a magazine today that drinking mint tea helps take away chocolate cravings so have just…Continue
I can't believe I've been af for 10 days! I knew I had to do something about my drinking but after countless never agains I knew I needed support to beat the wine witch. I read last week that if you add up what people claim to drink against what…Continue
Welcome the the Young at Heart thread. There is no age entry requirement, all welcome, although the ladies here do tend to be 'over a certain age' numerically, but as the title suggests, Young at Heart. Please feel free to join in, compare stories…Continue
To those of you who followed Remember December and to those of you would rather forget December or need a new start here is the 2015 monthly challenge. We have a merry band from December and January who are willing to continue into February.Last…Continue
Hi I'm new to the site. Being trying to sober up for 3 and 1/2 years. In and out of AA. Stopping ... Starting on the wine, and in latter drinking years vodka. You know the drill. I am reading a book written by a woman who used this site to get well.…Continue