How I Gave Up Alcohol, The First Month

If you are a regular Voice of Calm reader then you will know all about my decision to give up alcohol. But today I want to get into the how instead of the why. No, it’s not easy but it’s totally doable and the best thing I’ve ever done. Here’s how I gave up alcohol,…

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Profile: The Musician Whose Sobriety Is ‘Freedom On Every Level’

Jude Rawlins is a songwriter, guitarist, producer and filmmaker who hasn’t had a drink in 25 years. He explains why his sobriety is freedom on every level. When and why did you stop drinking alcohol? I stopped using drugs and alcohol in December 1993 because they didn’t work for me any more. But I’d have…

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Emily Atack Is Her Awesome Self Without Alcohol

It was so great to see the awesome Emily Atack discuss life in the jungle without alcohol on last nights I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. She was chatting to Noel Edmunds about her drinking habits. ‘I’m a bit of a boozer on the outside and I thought coming in here without booze…

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People Who Live Without Alcohol Aren’t All Recovering

Warning: This post is more of a rant than an article. It’s aimed at the invisible, unspoken pity targeted at those who live without alcohol. Some people, SOME PEOPLE, have made a decision to live without alcohol. Why? Well, maybe they don’t like the taste of it.  Maybe, feeling drunk freaks them out. Or it…

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