I’M 6 YEARS SOBER TODAY!

Today, I’m 6 years sober. That’s 2,191 days since I last had an alcoholic drink. 52,600 hours since I last let the demon on my shoulder win. Over 3.1 million minutes of me winning the war against the disease of addiction.                                                                It’s my biggest achievement.  And I hope that I have millions more sober minutes … Continue reading I’M 6 YEARS SOBER TODAY!

Are you drinking too much? Blog for ITV Tonight documentary

On Thursday 29th July, I presented my first documentary for ITV about rising alcohol harm and what we need to do, as a society, to combat it. This blog is about what I discovered whilst making the programme. You can catch up on the documentary via this link: https://www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a9757a0116 My addiction to alcohol ripped through … Continue reading Are you drinking too much? Blog for ITV Tonight documentary

The Truth About Alcohol Withdrawal

Whenever I’m approached for help by someone who is struggling with their drinking, I always ask the same question before anything else – ‘do you suffer withdrawals when you stop?’. If they’re unsure, I go on to ask how much they’ve been drinking and how many days, weeks, months they’ve been drinking at that level. … Continue reading The Truth About Alcohol Withdrawal

I’ve already had my Covid jab: A stark reminder of the scars left by alcohol addiction

Whilst at work on Friday morning, I received a phone call from my GP surgery. They said I could come down and get the Covid vaccine. My immediate response was, “really? Surely it’s not my turn yet? I’m 31”. But deep down I knew there was a chance I would be asked before my age … Continue reading I’ve already had my Covid jab: A stark reminder of the scars left by alcohol addiction