Breaking Free

Change is hard. Most of us associate change with control. Controlling our appetites. Controlling our impulses. Ten or so years ago, when I found myself desperate to stop drinking, the first book I reached for was Allen Carr’s Easyway to Control Alcohol. Those Big Letters across the front really caught me. CONTROL- ALCOHOL That book

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Wake Up!

I want a drink, I’m stressed to the maxI deserve a break FFS!!!!!After all how much could one bottle take?Actually quite a bit it seemsFor there is a lot at stake I know the facts I know the risks to health and emotion Yet I think of wine as a magic potion To ease the

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The HIDDEN despair and deaths from Alcohol-Abuse….

Alcohol kills.  Yes, it really does.  But it’s often a slow and very complex decline and the ‘cherry on the cake’ of already blighted lives.  This UK research study into Assessment Reviews of people who died from alcohol shows how complex it is. We must learn to stop stigmatising.  First, we stop stigmatising ourselves: so

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If the world were coming to an end would I drink?

Today as I watched the Sunday news and reviews, I was remembering an epiphany I had a couple of years ago. I was out walking my dog and enjoying the sunrise and the wildflowers. It was spring and the natural world was full of early morning promise. But there was some troubling news that had

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