Bottled Up

An Alcoholic Says Sorry

An alcoholic says sorry About a year ago I wrote an article apologising for the hurt and pain that I caused by my drinking behaviour. For some time time now I have been meaning to record the video version of that apology. This is that video. An alcoholic says sorry Hi, John here.  I recently … Read More >

Live with an alcoholic: A Survival Guide to Xmas

Christmas - a magical period or a time of dread? Xmas is surrounded by hype, with the media presenting it as a magical time when everybody is happy and love and joy abounds.  For many, expectations run high that the festive season will be wonderful.  However, for people who live with an alcoholic the lead … Read More >

Can I Drink Again Safely?

Another question I’m often asked is do I have to give up drinking for the rest of my life?  Will I be able to drink again safely, maybe later?

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Cravings for Alcohol

Hi there, another question I get asked quite often is what do I do if I get craving for drink? How do I handle that?

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If I Stop Drinking I’ll Lose My Friends

Hi years ago I used to work in an alcohol rehab and I’ve seen many people come and go, some being successful, some not being successful.

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Not Everyone Drinks Like Us

Years ago when I was working in a rehab there was a guy in there who had been sober for a short amount of time. I mean it was days rather than weeks and he was invited to a wedding.

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