Category Archives: Alcohol

My alcohol dependency- addiction or habit and association

Writing this blog, examining my drinking,logging the amount and when I drink, has thrown up some interesting issues for me. On the one hand I know I have allowed myself to become alcohol dependent, I know on occasion I can … Continue reading

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Happy drinking, sad drinking; a weekend of contrasts.

I just re-read my post of 18th June “Reflections on my out of control drinking,” and what I wrote then could so easily be applied to yesterday when I had a day of sad, bad, mad, eating and drinking. Days … Continue reading

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Well Jim, did you pass your test?

Ah the big test, the Saturday BBQ set within a difficult context. I was going with a plan; count the units, record the drinks on my app, set limits, alternate alcohol with soft drinks. Jim you are marvellous, with a … Continue reading

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At last- A definitive breakthrough in the alcohol and health debate!

We have all read  the conflicting  articles. We pick up of the paper only to read that a scientist somewhere has made a startling discovery that drinking a glass of red wine a day protects you against heart disease only … Continue reading

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Diary Entry- The road to moderation one month on

I started this blog 4 weeks ago as a way of reflecting on my attempt to moderate my consumption of alcohol.  The first phase has been to: Admit that I am dependent on alcohol– I’ve done the questionnaires, I have … Continue reading

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The Origins of My Drinking Habits Number 1 – Childhood

It always seems to go back to childhood. I read a report just yesterday suggesting that things such as stress in childhood can be linked to shortened life expectancy and susceptibility to a range of health conditions in later life. … Continue reading

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Hungover on a Tuesday!

4.30 a.m. I wake up after just 4 hours sleep. A fat, bloated sweaty mess. I step into the garden and it’s already light.  Thank goodness for the mornings.  I never drink in the mornings. The light is fantastic. It’s … Continue reading

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