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Why are so many high-profile professionals struggling with alcohol addiction behind closed doors?

There are so many high-profile professionals struggling with alcohol addiction. There are as many as 1 in 20 UK GPs dependent on alcohol, with half drinking at least twice a week ‘because of the NHS crisis.’   These stats were compiled May 2019 by Birkbeck, University of London and UCL and surveyed 417 doctors, pre COVID…

Is alcohol addiction affecting your work productivity?

Is alcohol addiction affecting you and your organisations work productivity? Every day, millions of high flying successful, educated and competent career women across the globe have to cope with working not only in a high-end successful exec role (where it maybe a male dominated industry they work in and so feel the need to work…

Drinking is Stressful

Everybody has challenging times in their lives and everybody has situations that are stressful. Some people are better able to cope with life’s issues than others. Drinking is stressful, however well you cope with life stresses, drinking will only serve to increase your levels of stress.   Consider all the aspects in your life as…

Is alcohol causing your relationship problems, wrecking your life and making you feel so horrendous that words defy?

If alcohol is causing your relationship problems, then I can totally relate, as I have been there too. Alcohol has caused me relationship problems, I have suffered blackouts and bouts of complete memory loss.  At times I embarrassed myself in front of family and friends with my drunken behaviour. At that point in my life, my addiction…

The Honest Truth: Alcohol Trap Explained

Would you know if you were caught in the Alcohol trap? Alcohol addiction is a trap that we fall into. We don’t intent for it to happen and we rarely see it happening. Alcohol hijacks our brains and cons us into believing that it benefits us and that we need it. In this article I…

Casual Drinkers, Control and Moderation

Do you class yourself as a casual drinker? The progress of alcohol addiction can take years, or decades, and sometimes it hovers on the edge for a lifetime. This does not mean that so-called ‘casual drinkers’ are not addicted. To a certain extent they are, and alcohol will be affecting their health in ways they…

The Science Of Alcohol: Willpower, Stress and Cravings

The Science of Alcohol and Willpower Our conscious mind accounts for approximately 5% of the whole mind, with our subconscious mind accounting for a staggering 95%. That makes our subconscious mind a powerhouse, and it is the ruler of everything that we have ever learned and everything that we have learned to believe. All our…

There is no such thing as an alcoholic (even high functioning ones)

There are many terms used in relation to alcohol that for most drinkers are unhelpful and damaging.   The most significant is the word ‘alcoholic’. The word alcoholic labels a person, and once labelled, they carry it for life. The word alcoholic (even high functioning ones), conjures up an image of somebody who has hit rock…

A Bright Fabulous Sober Future

As a confident non-drinker you will have so much more rewarding relationships, you will enjoy better health, you will be calmer than you could have imagined, and you will be more capable and able to deal with the challenges in life in your sober future.   You will be able to go out in the…

Is Self-Sabotage Getting In The Way Of You Stopping Drinking Alcohol?

Self-sabotage is one of the things that got us caught in the cycle of alcohol addiction in the first place and it can come in all shapes and guises.
As with everything I teach at The Alcohol Coach, knowledge and information is the key.