Tag: Binge Drinking

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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Selling the Possibility of Loving Life Sober

I stopped drinking over four years ago and have been enthusiastically working on re-branding sobriety ever since. Drinking alcohol has been sold to most of us as the elixir of life since we were young children. I remember as a child listening to the grownups downstairs having a GREAT NOISY TIME while I went reluctantly up to

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Hard Selling the "Wine o' Clock" Routine is Deadly Business

In honor of Anne Hathaway’s elegant statement on the Ellen Degeneres show that she would not drink until after her son is an adult, not because she claims to be an alcoholic but simply because she wants to be present in his world without the morning after fall out of “not drinking well” , we

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"I would die for my children but I could not stop drinking for them"……

There is a very good reason that after over three years alcohol-free I still blog about sobriety most days. I’m going to do whatever it takes to hold onto my freedom because alcohol addiction is serious business. The risk of relapse is high even after years of sobriety, but I believe the key is to

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Moderation? Not for Me

I applaud any efforts to see and do something about a drinking habit that’s headed off the rails, no matter what steps are taken. And I completely understand clinging to the thought of cutting back or moderating. Diving headfirst into a lifetime of sobriety can feel far too overwhelming, even terrifying. Never, ever? Not even

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