Scientists and equipment

The science of alcohol and behaviour change We can probably all agree, from our personal experience and without any science, that changing human behaviour is difficult. It is doubly difficult with behaviours where the pleasures are instant, but the pain is far in the future and difficult to see. Alcohol is a good example: do…

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Advice about drinking too much alcohol

This article is by mindfulness expert Andy Hix from Zen@work. Alcohol to relax and seduce I once told my Swiss friend that in this country, we only get together ‘romantically’ when we’re totally sozzled. Otherwise we don’t have the confidence. He found this hard to believe, so I asked a friend sitting on the other side…

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Second Sober Christmas

This is a guest blog by Rachel Black. Second sober Christmas How am I feeling about Christmas this year? This will be my second sober Christmas and I look forward to it with an over whelming feeling of relief that I need not drink. THEN December was a great month for drinking to excess: everyone…

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Festive season

This guest article is by our nutrition expert Sam Waterhouse. Season of mixed blessings For most of us the festive season comes with mixed blessings, with short, cold, dark days that can lower mood and an abundance of tempting food and drink is everywhere you look. This can be a time of year where overindulgence…

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Drunken shopping

Shopping while drunk It does not matter how long ago you tamed your drinking, sometimes you are pulled back to a vague memory of an incident you would rather forget: drunken shopping. Time Magazine reports that 12% of Americans shopping on ‘Black Friday’ admit to being drunk. My most ‘memorable’ online shopping under the influence…

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You are in charge of your own happiness

Planning for a Successful Social Sober Weekend I used to think I was happy with this great buzzing social life of mine. Out meeting great people most nights of the week. But the hangovers that followed were more than just the physical effects. There was the shame that I had drunk too much again. Then…

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