1,000 Days Sober: How Quitting Alcohol Has Changed My Life

Kate Beavis | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

The first thing I noticed was the quality of sleep that I was experiencing. While it took me longer to drop off due to my brain being so alert, I felt energised when the alarm clock rang. The blurred edges had disappeared. With that my lower back pain also went, and my sinus issue was a thing of the past.

Don't Quit! 5 Tips To Help You With Dry January

Kate Beavis | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

On 17th January, it is "Ditch Your New Year's Resolution" day, after the most miserable "Blue Monday" day of the year, 24 hours earlier. I have one th...

Five Reasons To Give Dry January A Go

Kate Beavis | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

Fast forward to January 2015 and once again I decided to give Dry January a go, remembering all the positive feelings felt a year earlier. This time I remembered how I fell off the wagon in mid-February so secretly planned to try for a year. It has now been 24 months and I have no intentions to drink alcohol again.

Ten Things You Discover When You Become Teetotal

Kate Beavis | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

As we've just come to the end of Stoptober with many of us choosing to give up alcohol for 31 days, I want to ask you all whether you feel any better for being dry? I have now been teetotal for 22 months with no intention of hitting the bottle again, so maybe now is a good time to share 10 things about being teetotal.

How to Go Sober on a Stag/Hen Do and Still Have an Awesome Time

Ruari Fairbairns | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruari Fairbairns

Whilst sober dancing is a challenge, surely a sober stag or hen do is the ultimate alcohol-free Everest. Having survived and thrived during a few stags, here are my top tips.

Forever Dry

Marissa Asli Bangura | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marissa Asli Bangura

If you don't drink for medical, religious, health or other reasons, decide beforehand what explanation you're prepared to share with people and what you're not. Remember, when all is said and done, it really is no one else's business but your own.

Why Don't You Drink?

Deirdre Collins | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

I don't know why I don't drink. I just have zero interest. It wasn't planned nor is it a health thing or anything along those lines. I don't really think about it that much so when people ask I feel I need to think of a simple answer to this one.

A Day in the Life of a Non-Drinker

Daniel Johnson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

The notion that I need a particular type of liquid to unwind is an unusual concept. For a non-drinker, relaxation can be achieved through numerous other means. For example, one of my favourite ways to unwind is simply to sit down. This is achievable regardless of what I drink.

Seven Things Teetotal Students Are Tired of Hearing

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

As with anything that makes you 'different' though, there are plenty of misconceptions and annoying things that people of the less intelligent kind insist on saying to you over and over again. Here's my list of 7 things teetotal students are tired of hearing...

Going Teetotal for the Easter Holidays

Harry Maxwell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Maxwell

With the start of the Easter holidays, and my third year of exams, I've decided to officially start my 'dry spell'. I'm showing zero tolerance to alcohol and no-platforming it from my life. Why now? Because I figured it's a better time than any. I need to smash out some revision and hangovers are not conducive to this, while none of my friends are around to go out anyway.

A Supermarket Guide to Non-Alcoholic Beer

Brodie Smithers | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home
Brodie Smithers

There is a large section of society who are violently allergic to the concept of non-alcoholic beer. I also know the most common misgiving is the whole "What's the point?" question. With comparisons to sex without the orgasm and coffee without the caffeine it is a difficult sell for most people.

Does Being Teetotal Make Me a Self-Righteous Bore?

Michelle Stonehill | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Stonehill

People think that alcohol in your system makes you speak from the heart and allows your true feelings to come out. I don't think so. When I was drunk I said things to people I didn't mean. They weren't my true feelings at all.