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Kirstin Chaplin

Journalist, social media manager, non-drinker

Hi, I'm Kirstin, a freelance journalist, social media manager and mum. In January 2017 I took the daunting decision to quit booze for one year. 365 days later I'm happier, healthier and infinitely less hungover.

How Giving Up Alcohol Has Helped My Mental Health

Now I'm not talking about being a raving alcoholic here. I'm talking about a few glasses of wine a few evenings a week and never being able to say no to an extra glass with friends at weekends. But even a small amount of wine would leave me feeling jittery, unsettled and tearful the next day.
10/05/2017 16:34 BST