Tag Archives: alcohol

Tag Archives: alcohol

Dry January Is a Bad Idea!

by Dr Emma Gray - 7th January, 2019
Dry January Is a Bad Idea!

Dry January is a Bad Idea! At a glance it seems that giving up alcohol for a whole month, especially after the excesses of Christmas, is a good idea.  However, on closer inspection is it possible that this recently popular way of dealing with January is just another version of the feast or famine approach to life that we seem so drawn to. As a society our relationship with alcohol is far from ideal.  Its social acceptability has allowed many of us to fall into the trap of ‘using’ it […]...

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Is Sober October a Bad Idea?

Is Sober October a Bad Idea? Sober October might roll off the tongue better than Dry January but the principle is just as shaky. When I sat down to blog about it I realised that I didn’t need to reinvent the wheel. Instead I could re-post my Dry January blog, suggest that readers replace the word ‘Christmas’ with ‘Summer’ and remember that a little bit of what you fancy does you good! Click here to read the ‘Why Dry January is a Bad Idea’ article in full If you are […]...

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An Easy Way To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake – Part 2

 In the first part of this blog we looked at how to reduce the amount of alcohol you are drinking, now let’s look at how to make those changes last. If you have found that you are drinking because you NEED to and you have decided to reduce your intake it is important to find another way of coping with whatever is ‘driving you to drink’ otherwise you will find that you won’t be able to keep the changes that you make going. Follows this 2 step approach to […]...

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An Easy Way To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake – Part 1

   In my last blog I showed you how to identify if the amount you are drinking is potentially threatening your physical and mental health. If you have decided that it is let’s look at what you can do about it. In the first part of this blog we are going to look at how to reduce the amount of alcohol you are drinking. In the second part we will look at why you NEED to drink to make sure that the changes you make last. Before you start, […]...

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