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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Social situations without alcohol

Social situations are difficult. They involve preconceived ideas of what ‘fun’ is and involve other people that can make it easy for you to scrap your well-made plans. Both external triggers and internal emotions about an event (ranging from FOMO to fear) mean your internal saboteur has a number of ‘compelling’ arguments with which to…

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Festive Fall-Out

Harriet has been practising being sober at Christmas for 14 years – so what are her top tips for avoiding festive fall-out? This is just a very short snippet of the excellent advice video … Don’t get too tired. Say no. Do things that allow you to relax and avoid overwhelm. Blank out some nights for…

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Saying no to a drink

Drinking is not compulsory, and if you’ve decided that alcohol isn’t for you this Christmas, that’s okay. Here are a few of our top tips on saying no to a drink to get you through, whether you are moderating or going alcohol-free. Our top tips and tricks 1 Make an excuse As much as honesty…

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Hiding in Plain Sight

How to party – secretly sober This is the season of drinking too much and waking up in the morning to find that it’s cold and dark and you have a sore head. The festive spirit prompts people to generosity when it comes to buying you a drink and urging you to stay for just one…

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