Things to do at the weekend with your BFF instead of drinking

Sometimes all you need is to be with your friends and do something fun. There’s something about the closest people in your life that can make you forget all about daily stresses and problems - they always know how to put a smile on your face.  Making time...

5 reasons to give up drinking alcohol for just 100 days

You've got me - this article might have been inspired during a raging hangover mid-week whilst I was hunched over my desk in my office during my lunch break trying to force some food down and remember exactly what happened the night before. We've all been there, and...

68 Books about Addiction, Alcoholism and Recovery

They say that when you give up a habit you replace it with something else; turns out, I replaced the glass of wine in my hand with a book. Losing myself in a psychology or neuroscience book wasn't new to me but learning about addiction was. Luckily, there's a wealth...

4 Ways to Spend Your Weekend Instead of Getting Drunk

Time is so precious, and after some advice from my ex-boss I've decided that I need to invest in more time for myself. The best things about giving up drinking alcohol is the amount of time I feel like I've gained back. I no longer spend all Sunday...

Mixed Berry and Basil Sangria Mocktail Recipe

When I'm on a night out (Yes, that's right - I hit the town with my girlfriends and don't get drunk!) it can be a little bit boring always ordering the same thing. I spent evenings admire lavish-looking cocktails, not for the alcohol content but for the sheer...

Get Back on Track: 7 Ways to Bounce Back After Relapsing

If you’re still managing to stick to your sobriety or new healthy lifestyle (whatever your vice) you should be congratulated. Although, if you have given up on getting fit, quitting smoking or eating healthily, there’s no need to feel bad. Life can get in...

Hangover Anxiety: Everything You Need to Know

Don't get me wrong, I used to love a glass of wine in the sunshine as much as the next girl. But since as long as I can remember, the morning after drinking has been hell for me. Yes, we all get those pesky hangovers, but if all I had to deal with the next day...

The Benefits Of Staying Sober For Just 30 Days

Heard of dry January? Yeah, well what about dry July? Oh don’t worry guys, we’re just yanking your chain, we know better than to expect our readers to forfeit beer and rose during the summer. But seriously, how do you feel about taking a sober month? Does it sound...

Believe me, there was nothing I loved more than enjoying a glass of prosecco in the sunshine with my friends after a long week. I would never have classed myself an alcoholic or label my drinking behaviour as a problem; I was just what you’d expect from your average mid-20’s British girl. 

I’m a happily engaged graduate, rocking a pretty successful career, and have the best friends & family I could ever ask for. But after a summer of partying, I questioned if drunk arguments, Friday night blackouts and spending my Sundays mornings hugging a toilet were really worth it.

In September 2017 I decided to stop drinking and it has undoubtedly been the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve already learned so much about myself and alcohol on my journey to sobriety and I’m looking forward to getting sober and living teetotal lifestyle.   Read more here >>