Friday Sober Inspiration: The Four Essential Processes of Grieving

So I’ve spoken about grief and grieving before in this post and this was a great podcast about the subject too. As I’ve continued to read Pete Walker The Tao of Fully Feeling he has described his four essential processes of grieving .  So I’m going to add to my knowledge from Kubler-Ross and include … Continue reading Friday Sober Inspiration: The Four Essential Processes of Grieving

Sober inspiration: Emotional Hunger and Addiction

So I’ve been reading Pete Walker’s second book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving.  This is not the first time I’ve talked about Pete’s writing which has been revolutionary for me in deepening my understanding of the emotional recovery aspects of addiction and you can read them all here.  In this book he digs even … Continue reading Sober inspiration: Emotional Hunger and Addiction

Bereaved through Drugs and Alcohol (BEAD) website launched

Featured by the Institute of Alcohol Studies in March is the launch of a website called BEAD (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs). Lottery-funded project to offer support to grievers (23 March) A website has been set up by Cruse Bereavement Care, the UK’s leading bereavement charity, and Adfam, the national voice for families affected by drugs … Continue reading Bereaved through Drugs and Alcohol (BEAD) website launched

Government consultation on high strength white ciders

So budget day came and went last month and the only thing of note as regards alcohol was the decision by the Chancellor to commission a consultation on a new rate for cider under 7.5% ABV in view of high strength white ciders.  Good news I agree which both Alcohol Policy UK and Alcohol Research … Continue reading Government consultation on high strength white ciders

Do you worry about having a hangover in the week or not?

I was recently approached by Adam at Voucher Codes Pro and was happy to share the results of a poll they conducted. Voucher Codes Pro decided to conduct a poll asking 1,673 working UK adults, aged 18-40 years old, from all over the country whether they worried about suffering a hangover during the week or … Continue reading Do you worry about having a hangover in the week or not?

Dad’s letter to daughter who drank herself to death at just 24

Jim Thomson penned the heart-rending letter to his daughter Leigh which was published by The Daily Record. DEAR Leigh, We are all so sorry to have lost you – especially at such a young age. We think of you each and every day. A father should never outlive his daughter – it’s not the way … Continue reading Dad’s letter to daughter who drank herself to death at just 24