DRY JANUARY

DRY JANUARY

A year ago I was in a very different place. My marriage was in a really bad way, my weight had spiralled out of control and my blood pressure was dangerously high. I knew I had to do something, I’d tried moderating and it lasted two days, hiding alcohol from my wife...

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...

And off we go

And off we go

Hello and welcome to my brand new website. I am so excited about creating this space to chart my own sober journey and to connect with other amazing like minded souls along the way.
To bring you up to date, I have just celebrated 9 months of being sober. I am truly...

DAVE’S STORY

DAVE’S STORY

My first memory of drinking was at the age of 14 years old. I went to a ‘mods’ party and drank Cider. I think I threw up everywhere. I suppose I was a typical teenage drinker, experimenting with all the beers and spirits, walking in to night clubs and falling out, you...