Category Archives: Year One

This is where you’ll find all the stop drinking alcohol posts for my first year free of alcohol.

One Year Alcohol Free | How It Feels To Be Alcohol Free 1 Year | SDA52

One Year Alcohol Free | How It Feels To Be Alcohol Free 1 Year | SDA52

One year since I got alcohol out of my life. It feels good. It’s a milestone in one sense. In another sense, it makes no difference in the world. I’m looking forward to the next year! Quitting drinking has freed my mind to all the possibilities of life, to all the things I’ve been missing out on. I can’t wait to see whats coming next.

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Happy New Year No Alcohol | Alcohol Free New Year Feels Great | SDA51

Happy New Year No Alcohol | Alcohol Free New Year Feels Great | SDA51

I can’t remember the last New Year’s Eve I spent without drinking… In this video, I talk about facing the New Year without drinking, how my Christmas went, and the great big hangover I am still suffering from.

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Happy Christmas No Alcohol | Alcohol Free Christmas Wonderful | SDA50

Happy Christmas No Alcohol | Alcohol Free Christmas Wonderful | SDA50

Happy Christmas! This week’s video is recorded just before Christmas. I’m waiting for my son to come visit and I talk about trying to be a good influence on him. It’s very important to me to be there, in full, for him this year. I’m also looking forward to spending my first Christmas day with family, without alcohol. I also talk about the diet that I’ve been on for the last six months.

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Boozy Christmas Past | First Time Christmas Without Alcohol | SDA49

Boozy Christmas Past | First Time Christmas Without Alcohol | SDA49

Christmas is the season that where almost everyone in the western world celebrates. Families get together, most people take time from work, and it is generally marked by overindulgence. For most of us, Christmas is also viewed as an alco-fest. Here’s a quick look at how I’m going to spend Christmas this year. And, a few tips on getting through an alcohol free Christmas.

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The Thought of No More Alcohol Ever | How To Survive it | SDA48

The Thought of No More Alcohol Ever | How To Survive it | SDA48

Stop drinking alcohol week 48: Christmas is a comin’ and I’m really looking forward to it. I know I’m not going to have any of the hangovers that have been part and parcel of previous holiday seasons, since I was a teenager I think! I also talk another bit about alcohol withdrawal and death, or the lack of… I talk about the fear of never drinking again and the impulsive thoughts that are a natural part of quitting anything.

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Finding the Determination to Overcome Your Drinking Problem | SDA47

Finding the Determination to Overcome Your Drinking Problem | SDA47

In stop drinking alcohol week 47, I talk about my whether I build myself up for the quit or had a defining moment when I said enough was enough. I also talk about my determination to quit and some of the tools I use to keep that determination.

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Have to Have a Drink? Bullshit! There's Only Want to Drink | SDA46

Have to Have a Drink? Bullshit! There’s Only Want to Drink | SDA46

This week on Stop Drinking Alcohol, I talk about my holiday week, being in a bar with a load of drinking English lads, my type of place a year ago. The physical and the psychological – once you know what’s happening, it’s a no-brainer to deal with.

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How Alcohol Afflicts Every Part of Your Life |Stop the Rot Now | SDA45

How Alcohol Afflicts Every Part of Your Life |Stop the Rot Now | SDA45

Another week away from drinking. It might as well be 545 weeks away from the booze as far as I’m concerned. Alcohol just has no part to play in my life any more. I also talk about how everything is connected to everything else, in terms of how alcohol affects every part of your body and life. Quitting has the reverse effect!

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Who's To Blame For Your Problem Drinking? Who Can You Blame? | SDA44

Who’s To Blame For Your Problem Drinking? Who Can You Blame? | SDA44

On week 44 I talk about the strange goings on over on the YouTube site, the comments section seems to have gotten all fuzzed up, or the big G have decided to make a big change, again, without telling anyone, again! I answer the question did I get my liver checked out when I quit. And I talk about the people and things I would blame for my drinking problem.

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Are You Always an Alcoholic? You Quit & Still Have a Problem? | SDA43

Are You Always an Alcoholic? You Quit & Still Have a Problem? | SDA43

On this weeks Stop Drinking Alcohol, I talk about some changes on the site, the addition of iTunes to the way we’re getting the message out there, and how I’ve been caught up in the addiction language of alcoholism.

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