Category Archives: Influences on drinking

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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Germany- A lifestyle to Die for!

I have been delaying writing this post for a couple of days and felt confused as to why. I arrived back from Germany late Friday night but felt lethargic, tired and avoided THE BLOG. Why? It could be because moderation … Continue reading

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Just what is your problem Jim?

Saturday morning.  Last night was supposed to be the third of my no drinking days this week and also my first attempt at not having a drink on Friday since the dawn of time.  I cracked and wrote a blog … 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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