Alcohol Free

Beyond Dry January: Five Tips To Make The Most Of Your Time Alcohol Free

Laurie McAllister | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

You're not the only one thinking about extending your Dry January to a Dry February and maybe even a Dry March (although it might not feel like it sometimes, taking a break from alcohol for an extended period of time is becoming increasingly popular.)

Doing Dry January? Five Simple Ways To Improve Your Bad Mood (Without Booze)

Laurie McAllister | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: Unsplash) I woke up this morning feeling happy & then I got a message that took away my upbeat mood in an instant. It derailed plans I had an...

Doing Dry January? Nine Alcohol Free Drinks To Try

Laurie McAllister | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: author's own) Dry January can be hard enough without weekend habits and well-meaning friends edging you closer to a drink. Even when it's no...

Hard Sell Sobriety

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

When I see people working so hard to try and get people to convert to their way of living, quite often it is from a place of kindness and concern. But, equally often, it's from a place of needing every one to be the same as them, so they don't feel they are missing out anymore.

Why Don't You Drink Now?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

You could take away every positive non-drinking has ever given me. You could bring back into my life every negative that dissolved as a non drinker. I'd cope with them all. Everything except the itching. The feeling of having never had enough. I will never, ever stand for such a feeling in my life again. Nothing is worth that.

Spring Forward? Or Fall Back

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is, even when we nail the art of non-drinking, the ground beneath us is never guaranteed to be steady. People still leave us in various ways. The shifting components of our life we have no control over still keep moving, at whatever pace they choose to.

It's Hard to Speak My Heart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I got my other wishes. Today I dressed myself. Fed myself. Left my flat and walked. I never take those things for granted. They will remain a privilege, rather then a right, for the rest of my life. Not because I believe they will go away. But because they are part of a long list of things I am overwhelmingly thankful for every day.

An Arduous Journey

Rachel Black | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

Imagine you are in a prison cell. Dark, grey, sad and alone. Now imagine the door is unlocked. You can leave should you wish. You have heard tales of ...

How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Starting after this Bank Holiday weekend. On Tuesday 5th of May, I'm inviting anyone who wants to to join a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart. It's going to involve as little online support, and as much getting you out of the house, away from bloody internet forums as you can possibly fit in.

How to Have a Sober Summer

Beth Burgess | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Whether for health reasons, because you have a problem with alcohol, because you don't want the excess calories on your bikini body, or because you just don't like being drunk, an alcohol-free life is a commitment and a lifestyle for some of us. But the summer can be a difficult time for teetotallers.

Whisky Tipple Without The Tipsy

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The world's first alcohol-free whisky, ArKay, is hitting the shops in time for Christmas this year. Office parties might be lacking some of the tr...

Drinkers Should Have Three Alcohol-Free Days A Week, Experts Warn

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the current drinking guidelines deeming it safe to drink every day of the week in moderation, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has slamme...