Friday sober movie night – Drinking to Oblivion

drinking to oblivionAs promised Louis Theroux’s Drinking to Oblivion has kindly been uploaded to Youtube so if you missed it or live outside the UK fill your boots! It is a hard watch but well worth it and there has been much press coverage since it aired.  Here’s some of the piece’s I’ve seen:


‘It made me scared about my drinking’: reactions to Louis Theroux’s Drinking To Oblivion (The Guardian)
Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion review – you’ll worry about your alcohol consumption (The Guardian)
Louis Theroux: I can put away two bottles of wine after lunch (The Telegraph)
Review of Louis Theroux’s ‘Drinking to Oblivion’ (Castle Craig Blog)

And without further ado here it is:

 The thing to remember when you watch this is that none of these people started off drinking as much as they are now.  They all started drinking much less but as time and their tolerance and dependence increased so did the amount that they drank.  To start drinking at 1-2 bottles of vodka a day would probably kill many of us.  No-one starts at this point ………
Edited to add 20th June 2016 (excuse the alarmist Daily Mail headline!):

12 thoughts on “Friday sober movie night – Drinking to Oblivion

  1. I watched this last night, ha ha! And I wanted to post it too. A really shocking documentary and there are more like that on youtube. So happy I´m sober!

    1. Hey Sven! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog (and retweeting!) Do post it as the more who see it the better and me too on the happy to be sober 🙂

  2. Thanks for posting this, Lou…I know it will be hard to watch but I’m looking forward to it. xx

      1. Wow. I watched it yesterday, while in bed with a stomach bug, probably not the best time to do so. My heart aches for them, especially poor Aurelie, who felt that she deserved that verbal & emotional abuse from Gary! 🙁 xx

      2. I agree Lori Aurelie was heartbreaking – so resigned to her fate 🙁 xx

  3. Woah! I was good!
    But I wondered when Louis said he drinks 1 and 1/2 bottles of wine, and drinks everyday …10 units, isn’t that too much?

    1. Well caught Wendy – yep our Louis drinks too much too it would seem ……

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