Scary Christmas

Christmas is a time of high anxiety for almost everyone. But if this is your first Christmas moderating your drinking habits or going alcohol-free, it is an especially challenging time of year. The good news is that if you can get through this significant ‘first’ with your goals intact, you can get through almost anything…

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5 ways to deal with conflict at Christmas

Christmas is a stressful time. Together with having to deal with family members and people you don’t usually see, organisation, cooking and somehow “having fun” all at the same time, it’s a lot easier for people to get annoyed with each other. Doing all this while worrying about your drinking as well can make for…

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Christmas things to do in London

It’s the time of year when the pressure to drink is sky high. I mean summer was bad enough huh? But now there’s the office Christmas parties, the pre-Christmas “Christmas Day” hosted by your friends, that tempting mulled aroma whenever you walk into a pub, multiple boozy listings in the paper, free champagne with everything,…

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How to survive the Christmas party

The booziest time of year is approaching, and with it the dreaded Christmas party. Not just a work get-together. Not just family drinks. THE Christmas party. That one event that you’ve had in the back of your mind for weeks, because it might be awkward, strange, or detrimental to your drinking goals. So we want…

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Christmas survival kit treats

You deserve to have the Christmas you want. In all the madness of caring for others, don’t forget to plan for you – yourself. Knowing what actions you will take to certain triggers will mean that you are primed and ready to bat back any discomfort coming your way. And make sure you build your…

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Create new memories at Christmas

How to create new memories at Christmas We all have a default set of activities we make time for in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve done the prep so many times, so it’s almost too easy to fall into a well-worn pattern of Christmas routine: shopping days that seem to last for eternity, cooking industrial…

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How to date a non-drinker

If you still drink alcohol, you may not have thought much about going out and not drinking. But you are more than likely to come across people who, for many reasons, have decided to go sober. And there is one situation where this may become a particularly awkward discussion: going on a date. We asked…

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Kim's Story Little Sober Gifts

In the latest part of her sober journey, Kim talks about Little Sober Gifts: how much easier it is to appreciate the little things when you’re not drinking. Loving sobriety I love sobriety; it keeps giving me little unexpected gifts. In the last few weeks I’ve gone to a London group meeting – they saw The…

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