City drinking culture

Sam works in the City of London for an insurance company, and is three years sober – a rare species, but one that appears to be growing stealthily. In the light of the Lloyd’s of London lunchtime drinking ban, here is her take on the City drinking culture, and the repercussions of alcohol in a…

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Four years sober You would think that after nearly four years sober the desire to have an alcoholic drink would have gone away, sitting in a bar must be easy, I have mastered the art of being sober. I wish I could say that to you. But the last few months have been a struggle.…

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Enjoying a festival sober

Being sober at a festival Being searched I’d forgotten about sniffer dogs. Strolling into Victoria Park last Sunday, my annoyance peaked pretty quickly when a security guard pulled me aside as part of a line-up. And while I knew I didn’t have drugs, I couldn’t help but think…. do I? It sets the tone, when…

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