The Drinking Habit, Wellbeing and Popmaster

Our old friend Julian has another guest blog for us. Today, he explores how he reworked his drinking by understanding and changing old habits and rituals. Wellbeing One of the ‘little’ things I enjoy is listening to the Popmaster competition on BBC Radio 2. The quiz is part of the Ken Bruce show, takes place each…

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quitting smoking and drinking

Alcohol and smoking Written by Psychologist Helen O’Connor Does it make it harder to control or stop drinking if you continue to smoke? Is it better to make one lifestyle change at a time, or should I tackle both together? This blog post looks into this conundrum in more depth and offers some suggestions for…

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What is blackout?

Alcoholic blackouts I talk about my relationship with alcohol a lot. It’s my job. I run projects with young people about it. I meet people, and when asked what I do, end up talking about alcohol. I’m at a party, and it more often than not comes up. I talk about those moments I regret…

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Working Behind a Bar Sober

Working behind a bar sober There was something infinitely attractive about working behind a bar. When I was younger, bar staff always carried a whiff of cool. After all, they were the gatekeepers to fun. The gatekeepers to my cool, witty, confidence self. When I turned 23 I got a job working in a concert…

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Summer Beach Huts

Flushed, fuzzy and floored by five o’clock? Our guest blogger Matt Chittock’s been there… Summertime drinking It may seem like wishful thinking on a rain-lashed afternoon in May: but the rumour is that summer’s on its way. And whether that means beer-soaked barbecues, cocktails by the pool, or boozy afternoons in the pub garden, for…

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