What to Expect When You Quit Drinking – PART THREE
This week we are going to give you a run down of some of the beautiful benefits that you have to look forward to after you decide to ditch the booze! You’ll feel better When you stop consuming a toxic, carcinogenic substance, you’re bound to feel the benefit. Stats show that 92% of people report […]
What to expect when you quit drinking – PART TWO
Unfortunately, no matter how much preparation we do in terms of reducing our alcohol cravings (and more is ALWAYS better) cravings are normally unavoidable. We have compiled a list of our top four strategies to help you get through the cravings, without turning back to drinking: 1. Name the voice! Learn about Addictive Voice Recognition […]
What to expect when you quit drinking – PART ONE
Over the next three weeks, we are going to delve in to what to expect mentally, physically and spiritually over the first three months after you quit drinking. In this first blog, we unpack what the initial 2-4 week period of quitting alcohol looks like and what you can proactively do to help ensure that […]
How do I know if I have a drinking problem?
Although the terms ‘alcoholic’ and ‘alcoholism’ are often used in discussions about heavy drinking, the medical and scientific communities have been moving away from these terms for years now. Not surprisingly, because ‘alcoholic’ really is more of a colloquial term used to describe someone with a severe Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). And AUD is the […]
Why asking “Am I an alcoholic?” isn’t helpful.
Grappling with the question ‘Am I an alcoholic?’ keeps many of us drinking long past alcohol’s expiry date in our lives. You find yourself drinking more than you’d like, struggling to cut down and quietly wondering if you have a problem. You think about what a drinking problem looks like and the stereotypical alcoholic comes […]
How much time & energy are you wasting trying not to get wasted?
My last attempt at moderation was at a friend’s wedding in December 2018. A few days earlier, I’d had a really ‘bad’ Christmas Day that ended up in a black out, a banned Uber account (I still don’t know what happened there) and about 11 people I needed to apologise to. The following Boxing day […]
10 red flags that made me stop drinking
At 32 years old I had everything I thought I wanted. I was married to my soul mate, we had two gorgeous healthy boys, loving family and friends, our own home in Byron Bay Australia (my dream-come-true place to live!), I was excelling at work as a lawyer and had a body that could withstand […]
Why alcohol is NOT helping you cope right now
In this blog Jen unpacks four reasons why alcohol isn’t a helpful solution to lockdowns and keeping you safe from Covid. Besides toilet paper, alcohol was probably the most stock-piled item in many homes prior to lockdown. The jokes about Quarantinis flowed and the Zoom wine-time invites piled in. It’s not surprising that in a […]
In this blog Lucy shares her story of problem drinking and how she supported herself through the transition to the beautiful alcohol-free life she has today. My alcohol story is not an uncommon one. Like most Australian Gen-Y’s and older, I started drinking in my early teens. It was just normal and everyone did it. […]