Successfully give up drinking - Read how I beat the booze in 5 short steps
My 5 steps were more like 5 phases of my life as I went through the process of detox and stopping drinking
. For me they worked, they helped me to think about the process, why I was doing it and what did I hope to achieve at the end of it. By writing up about it now nearly 6 years later I find myself happier than ever that I went through the process and weaned myself off alcohol. For me now, life is so much fuller more fun and happier without alcohol. I’m glad I was able to break free. Read more
A few short years ago I used to drink and drink and drink. Binge drinking was something I'd grown up doing, it was normal for a 17 year old to start doing. After nearly 20 years of binge drinking I finally gave it up. It took me nearly 15 years to do so, having realised aged 21 that I shouldn't really drink as i didn't like the way it changed my mood and behaviour to others. This blog is designed to help you if you find yourself in the same situation and get some resources that might help you to do the same, and kick the habit.
I lost 5kg in just over 5 weeks
of giving up drinking. It simply dropped off me. I was doing a small amount of exercise, but not drinking 1-1.5 bottles of wine each night saved me thousands in unnecessary calories.
I lost the bags under my eyes
within a week or two of giving up drinking. Overall my skin felt so much fresher, it was pinker and people commented saying I was looking healthier.
Within weeks of giving up drinking
I was running around with the energy of a teenager. Playing football for my team, I found myself taking on youngsters half my age and beating them in a sprint..!