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Top 5 Foods for Quitting Alcohol

When we quit drinking it can be daunting at first. But what if I told you there were certain foods that could help you if you’re newly sober? Not only can foods give newly sober people a much-needed extra boost and a way to fix their daily routine but they can serve as a mental distraction. If you feel like you really want a drink, it really pays to focus your mental and physical energies into whipping up some delicious and nutritious meals.

Top 5 Foods for Quitting Alcohol

Why more women are turning to holistic therapy

Acupuncture, aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, crystal healing, journaling - what do they all have in common? They’re part of a very long list of holistic therapies that are proving a hit with women struggling with addiction. But it isn’t just about using holistic therapies for addiction.

Why more women are turning to holistic therapy

Interviews

Interview on Recovery Innovators Radio with James Healy

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to interview on the fantastic Recovery Innovators Radio podcast with the wonderful James Healy. We took a look back through my own personal story of addiction and recovery. The issues of addiction in highly-qualified professional communities, and the part that energy healing and spirituality played in both my recovery and the shaping of my life after addiction.

Interview on Recovery Innovators Radio with James Healy

Artical Contributions

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 you off...

10 Reasons Why Living Sober Is Far From Boring

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 who aren't yet 100% alcohol dependent or  for whom the traditional support such as simply AA doesn't relate.

It’s Never Ever Too Late to Ask For Help

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.

Completely Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

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 if we are drinking too much? In this article for The Huffington Post, I discuss a few signs that suggest perhaps alcohol is getting the best of us.

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

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 7 super strategies to help you stay off the booze; whether for a detox or quitting all together.

7 Strategies to Help You Stay Sober

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 people from black African, ethnic minorities typically "report later initiation of drinking, lower rates of use and lower levels of use across almost all age groups" compared to those in the study who identify as "white" - there is a higher rate of social disapproval when someone does have an alcohol problem and the effects appear to have more devastating consequences.

Ethnic Pride And Alcoholism

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 a few of the societal factors that feed into this picture and how sober coaches are approaching the problem.

A Sober Look at LGBT & Drinking

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 connection between the two.

Do High-Earning Men Really Drink More?

Thought Contributions

Law Care Article Contribution

I was recently contacted by Law Care, a UK based organisation who do great work in supporting members of the legal community with issue impacting on their mental health and well-being. They asked me for my thoughts, as a former Chair of the British Doctors & Dentists Group, on the contribution of industry specific support groups to the recover of professionals dealing with addiction.

Law Care Article Contribution

Are Your Binge-Worthy TV Shows Bad For You?

The wonderful, Jenny Paul, recently got in touch with me to pick my brain about an article she was writing on the binge-worthy TV. We discussed the effects that seemingly harmless TV boxset binging has on our body, our sleep and our time-management. How this feeds into other addictions and what we can do to keep a harmless love of a good boxset binge, harmless.

Are Your Binge-Worthy TV Shows Bad For You?