Bottled Up

Keep up to date with the latest tips and helpful advice to keep you on track

Speaking into pain

Lou sends a special message to those struggling in their journey with the pain of their loved one's drinking. Read More >

You Can’t Love an Alcoholic Sober

Many think that love is all that is you need to change an alcoholic, here we explain why you can’t love an alcoholic sober

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Change Is An Inside Job

It is more productive to approach a problem saying, what can I do to fix it, than who do I blame. So often when we have are having difficulties, we view the problem and the solution and something that is outside of ourselves.  This is particularly true in the area of relationships where we hear “If only … Read More >

You can help an alcoholic change

I was digging through some old videos and thought, some of these could be dusted off and re-posted.  If you have seen it before, please forgive us.  However, if you are anything like me, being reminded of things, especially some basic principles, can be not only helpful but essential. This particular video reminds us that … Read More >

How does your drinking compare to others?

So how does your drinking compare to others? Has your drinking escalated during this covid crisis. Find out here. Use this link to compare your drinking to others the same age and gender.

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Supporting Change in Your Drinker

In the previous post (Changing your drinking:  The 10 most important strategies for success)  we discussed the important strategies to change drinking.  Although aimed mainly at the drinker, they would also be of interest to the family and partners of drinkers.  In this companion video we discuss how the family can help and support those … Read More >

Changing your drinking: The 10 most important strategies for success

Some years ago, we completely refurbished our daughter’s bedroom.  She wanted a laminated floor and Ikea furniture – lots of Ikea furniture.  So, my wife thought that she would be helpful and invite a friend round to help me assemble all this furniture.  Naturally, I protested, why would I need help, of course I could … Read More >

How do I get my drinker to admit to being an alcoholic?

Does your wife or husband have a drinking problem? Learn how you can help. How do I get them to admit that they are an alcoholic?  This is a question that I am asked often.  The rationale behind it appears to be that if they just admit to being an alcoholic, somehow they will just … Read More >

Living in the “Not Yet”

In this video we talk about "Living in the Not Yet", that space between where we were and where we want to be. Some Links for you. Beauty for Ashes Book a session with John Read More >

I Couldn’t Save My Father From Alcoholism

In the UK, we celebrate National Children of Alcoholics Week in November. Agreed, this is not an occasion that has penetrated the world’s consciousness in any big way, There is no bunting in the street, no fireworks displays and no public holiday.  But it is an important recognition of a large group of the  population that … Read More >

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