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10 Reasons Why Living Sober Is Far From Boring

When the general public think of sober people, they would probably imagine a group of boring, stiff-upper-lipped killjoys. This couldn’t be further from the truth! I wish I had time to write 100 reasons, but here's 10 to start...

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It’s Never Ever Too Late to Ask For Help

It's never too late to ask for help. But what kind of help do you need? In this article, I speak with Lucy Rocca, founder of online support and resource network Soberistas. We look at the support available for those...

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Completely Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

Back with the amazing Lucy Rocca, of Soberistas again. Today, we think about our experiences of personal sobriety and the stories of those we have worked with and discuss the benefits of sobriety that aren’t always obvious.

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How You Might Be Drinking Too Much & Not Even Know It

Apart from government guidelines, it can be difficult to know if we are drinking too much. High-functioning alcoholics who can hold down a job, keep an active social life and have a few hobbies. So how do we know...

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7 Strategies to Help You Stay Sober

Living an active social life, particularly in the UK, without drinking can be a difficult affair. However, at last official count, 21% of UK adults are teetotal. So there can be life without alcohol. In this article I explore...

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Ethnic Pride And Alcoholism

Being from a Nigerian background, my interest was peaked by a paper published in the Psychological Bulletin, which found that, although...

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A Sober Look at LGBT & Drinking

In this article, I take a look at the findings from studies across the UK and US that indicate that members of the LGBT+ community are at higher risk of mental health issues, alcohol abuse and addiction. I discuss...

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Do High-Earning Men Really Drink More?

In my most recent contribution to The Huffington Post I explore some Drinkaware data that found alarmingly high drinking rates amongst high-earning males, look at the personal and professional pressures that contribute to drinking becoming alcoholism, and assess the...

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Why Are We, As Professional Women, Drinking More?

In an article for The Huffington Post I discuss recent Health and Safety Executive findings that women are more stressed at work. I look at the causes of this stress, and compare with findings from other recent studies that...

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Professional Alcoholics: Minority of the Middle Class

Taking a look at the often forgotten 'high-functioning' or 'functional' alcoholics hidden through the UK workforce. Recent ELSA findings suggest a surprising demographic who fall into the 'high-risk drinking' category, while those who call in sick due to a hangover...

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