Bottled Up

Racing to Sobriety

I'm delighted to introduce Ryan sharing about his sobriety.  He contacted me  yesterday asking if there was something he could do to help.  So I asked him to write his story and we would post it on the Blog.  So here it is. Hi my name is Ryan and I’m a alcoholic. I’m 31 years … Read More >

Yesterday’s strangers are today’s friends and tomorrow’s saviours.

The world is a very different place from a few weeks ago, even from last week.  Unbelievably, even the streets of Mumbai are deserted as India goes into lockdown and I have never seen our local towns so quiet.  Yet, in the middle of all this uncertainty, we find acts of kindness and sacrifice and … Read More >

Coping and the Coronavirus

Coping and the Coronavirus Well the coronavirus has finally hit our sleepy little corner of the earth down here in East Devon.  Yesterday we went shopping in the local supermarket to find the shelves empty, very little meat, no bread, rice or pasta and, of course, no toilet rolls.  Why toilet rolls??  Of all the … Read More >

Motivation to Change

hi I started to do a series on recovery how I had recovered and in this one I want to talk about the actual change the actual motivation to change.  I talked in the previous video in the series about how much alcohol meant to me.  I used the phrase and one or two people … Read More >

My Partner is an Alcoholic, Should I leave Him?

Lou - and the subject that we’re talking about today is My partner is a problem drinker, should I leave him? John – Sadly when I look at websites or read agony columns where this question is asked – Help my husband is an alcoholic? The most common answer is Run, leave, get out. And … Read More >

A Christmas Message of Hope

Here is another message of Hope at Christmas.  In this video Lou and John talk about the hope that Google brought to the Bottled Up website and ultimately to all those who find Bottled Up through Google.  They also talk about how you can bring the best Christmas present to others in your situation - … Read More >

A Message of Hope at Christmas

Here is a message of Hope at Christmas from John.  In this video he talks about how he was given hope by his boss.  At the time he was a mess, in the DT's (Delirium Tremens) and felt that he was a hopeless case.  However his bosses reaction changed things for John and helped him … Read More >

An article about second hand/passive drinking

I came across this article in the Guardian which talks about second hand drinking.  Have a read of it and tell us what you think of it.  Is it a fair and balanced piece of reporting or is it way off the mark and completely wrong?  You can find the article at the link below. … Read More >

Chain of Care

Hi this is a heart-to-heart video that we would on a regular basis, and we want to talk to you today about what we call our chain of care.  For some time now, certainly the last couple of months, I've really had this feeling that we should make Bottled Up free.  So, I shipped this … Read More >

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