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What follows here are all the comments left on this blog. They’re full of stories from people just like you and me, all looking for the same answers. Some have been regular contributors over the years, offering tons of support and advice. They are all in date order, with the latest comment at the top and the very first comment on about page 85.

Read on and be inspired…


  • From Tips for Tackling Bad Habits on 1. Overcome Denial - Admit you Have a Problem

    […] bad habits you first have to understand how bad they are for you in the first place, and then admit that you might have a problem. For example, there are likely a few habits that you have that have set off warning bells in your […]

    2018/06/27 at 10:19 am
  • From Lucy on 1. Overcome Denial - Admit you Have a Problem

    I have been trying to come to terms that I’m not in control of my drinking for some time. I’m soon turning 36 and have noticed my drinking habits have worsened over the last two years. I used to have a 9-5 job and hardly drank in the week but weekends were just a long binge and Mondays filled with anxiety as I had to begin the week with a hangover. There were plenty of sick days, always a Monday but I managed to keep my job.
    I took a year out with my partner to travel and we drank nearly everyday. I often think how stupid it was that we were wasting days with a hangover when we could be embracing our exprerience more but another cold beer and I’d be feeling fine again. When we returned I worked in my Dads pub and Guest House. I needed to be there to help him but hated the work and found myself binge drinking most nights. I think it was also a result of feeling under so much pressure to help him and deal with the added problem that my sister had gone back to heroin and my eight year old nephew was suffering.
    My mother is a heavy drinker. My partner is a heavy drinker and the biggest problem I have is that I do love to drink-It’s not just the feeling. I have a wine qualification and cooking and drinking good wine are a huge part of my life.
    The problem is… I know I don’t have the willpower to just have a glass or two. It’s always the bottle and maybe another or a few more cans of craft beer. I love selecting wine and craft beers to go with my meals. The thought of giving it up altogether just seems so depressing but I see how my drinking negatively effects me in so many ways. I suffer from anxiety and depression and alcohol makes my symptoms so much worse. I have contemplated Suicide often after a heavy night. I just wish I could drink in moderation. I go to the gym and eat healthily and occasionally if I open a bottle I can have one glass but more often than not I binge drink until I black out. I admit I’m not happy with my drinking habits but I’m struggling to admit that I would need to stop completely. I don’t see how I can get myself to AA.

    2018/06/01 at 10:17 pm
  • From David on My Tips for Staying Sober

    Stumbled across this site and have been reading for a few hours.63 years old and have been alcohol dependant all my life. I need to stop drinking for myself. I am sure that my life will be better without drink

    2018/04/29 at 6:58 pm
    • From James on My Tips for Staying Sober

      Hi David – life improved immeasurably when i finally decided to give up drinking…I’m sure you’ll feel the same benefits as well!
      Let us know how you get on. Glad the site has given you plenty to read. For that, i am thankful for all the people who have visited and left messages about their own stories of giving up drink. They all benefit us alike!
      James

      2018/05/01 at 9:51 pm
  • From Tom on About

    Hi James, I really like what you’ve done with your blog! It’s great to see so much engagement and that’s credit to your inspiring life experience! I’d like to get in touch with you to talk about partnering up to raise awareness around alcohol and mental health together for the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week in May. I tried to use your ‘contact me’ form but seems like the form is broken. Would you drop me an email with your contact details please, so I can talk you through a project I’m working on? Cheers, Tom

    2018/04/25 at 3:22 pm
    • From James on About

      Will do Tom.

      2018/05/01 at 9:52 pm
  • From DOTE on Change your thoughts and you change your World

    Excellent, what a web site it is! This blog gives helpful information to us,
    keep it up.

    2018/04/23 at 3:48 am
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