Much is written about giving up drinking. How do you stop? How do you stay stopped? There are numerous tips and advice (some of it helpful and some not so helpful!) about these things. But not so much is written about something far more important – how do you stay happy without alcohol in your life? How do you survive life’s little and sometimes ‘bloody big’ traumas without a drink? How do you defy the odds....Read more. Posted 31st January.
Three years, nine months and a handful of days: this is the amount of time I have spent on the planet free from the mind-warping, body-wrecking and life-crushing effects of alcohol. If you’ve read my books then you’ll know that I wasn’t exactly delighted about the notion of sobering up back in the dark but ultimately life-changing springtime of 2011, when I drank so much that I wound up in A&E covered in my own....Read more. Posted 17th January.
I’d never been able to control my drinking. For me, the first drink was always just the starting gun. Asking me to stop at a sensible point is a bit like asking someone to stop halfway through sex. As soon as I turned eighteen, my Dad whisked me off to the pub in celebration and introduced me to the fine art of lifting and downing a pint, or several. And then I joined the RAF....Read more. Posted 3rd January.
At the beginning of a new year, many people turn their thoughts to how best to attain a state of happiness. Whether implementing a major life change such as moving house or ending a bad relationship, or through adopting a new hobby or fitness regime, it can seem like a natural time in the year to clear out any dead wood and make some changes for the better..... Read more. Posted 31st January.
Drinking and depression are common bedfellows - in Britain, people with anxiety or depression are twice as likely to be heavy drinkers (1). Professionals will tell you that alcohol is a depressant and if you stop drinking, you will feel better. You almost certainly will (after the first few fidgety days). But what if your depression came before....Read more. Posted 31st January.
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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
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Been here a borning amount of times; thought I could moderate...blah blah. Back to it but this time being sober as a priority; being mindful and using my tool box to stay off for good. For those that dont know me here is my blog where you can read…Continue