One rock bottom was not enough for me

By One rock bottom @pink.cirrus In 2012 I stepped out in front of a speeding car and spent the night in hospital. Four years after that I woke up with the shakes. Both were consequences from dangerous levels of drinking, but I barely gave them a second thought at the...

One Big Secret

As you’re reading this you are about to become one of the few people who knows this about me … My dad was an alcoholic. This is something that was never said out loud, certainly not at home, certainly not to my siblings, it was a great big secret. One of the world’s...
The Bad Habit Kicker

The Bad Habit Kicker

By The bad habit kicker @thebadhabitkicker I started drinking alcohol on a regular basis when I was fifteen years old. My parents were the kind of middle-class English people who were of the opinion that booze was absolutely fine and by the time I was in the fourth...
SOLITARY DRINKING

SOLITARY DRINKING

I think I was a normal drinker in my teens and twenties. Okay, so I used to wake up with a hellish hangover at weekends but that’s normal right? I played football for two different teams and I’ve always said if you play sport you will never be short of friends, which...
MY HUSBAND GAVE UP DRINKING

MY HUSBAND GAVE UP DRINKING

My wife Em wrote a piece for the fantastic Clemmie Telford on her experience of my drinking and how it felt when I gave up.  Please have a read, it’s always so helpful to hear the perspective of our loved ones. When I met Dave five years ago, one of my first...