Do we drink alcohol to suppress emotions?
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Do we drink to suppress our emotions?

I have been reading the excellent book Mrs D Is Going Without by Lotta Dann, it really is an fantastic read and a must-have for any ‘quit-lit’ enthusiasts. In one of the chapters Lotta explains how she had an awakening when she realised that her drinking problem was a way of suppressing her emotions, in other words a …

Stopping drinking improves your skin
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Why does stopping drinking alcohol improve your skin?

When I stopped drinking I took a selfie on day 1, then another a couple of weeks later. Straight away I noticed a huge difference in my skin, it was way less blotchy, clearer and looked generally healthy. I couldn’t believe the difference, my face was also less bloated and looked noticeably slimmer. On top of this …

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My favourite alcohol free drinks – Which Alcohol Free Drinks Are Best?

When you quit drinking it is worth having a new ‘go to’ drink that you can fall back on, obviously one without alcohol. Thankfully we now have plenty of choice and a fun part of the alcohol free journey is trying them out and discovering new tastes and flavours, especially as you will probably have …

12 Benefits of Stopping Drinking Alcohol
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The 12 Biggest Benefits of Stopping Drinking

I was looking back over my journal, on day 1 I listed all the reasons for stopping drinking and later in the journey I listed all the amazing benefits. So many of them were unexpected, I have listed my top 12 benefits of stopping drinking below: Way less anxiety – I have suffered from heightened …