What are the Alternatives to AA?

This is a question that we are often asked – “What are the alternatives to AA?” Well, obviously here at Love Being Alcohol Free, we are a little biased and we always like to offer people one of the alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous.  Having said that, we are...

6 Signs of a High Functioning Alcoholic

Are you worried that you or someone you know may have all the signs of a high functioning alcoholic? By definition, a high functioning alcoholic is hard to recognise.  Some people are able to juggle excessive alcohol and not look like it from the outside.  They still...

I Want To Stop Drinking

I want to stop drinking - but I'm not an alcoholic Do you have this thought process going around in your head at times?  It's understandable.  There are some really compelling reasons to quit drinking. And the definition of "alcoholic" is not clear cut. It's not like...

Alternatives to Alcohol – Ideas to Try

We all lead stressful lives, and many people use alcohol to relax and relieve the stress of a busy day.  The problem with using alcohol is relax is that it only offers temporary relief, and the problems always come back later.  The pleasure that we feel when we drink...

What is a high functioning alcoholic?

We hear about the term "high functioning alcoholic" all the time lately, usually in reference to someone else.   But in reality, it has very personal connotations.  Am I a high functioning alcoholic?  Are you a high performing alcoholic?  But before we can label...

Growing Glass Sizes Cause Us to Drink More Alcohol

Happy New Year!  It looks like there is even more to celebrate this New Year – our glass size is growing bigger!  Helping us drink more alcohol! So even though we don’t usually pay much attention to the size of the glass, we certainly like to have a couple of drinks...

What is the Healthiest Alcohol?

Are you looking for the healthiest alcohol drink for Christmas? When it draws close to Christmas time, we all start to think about celebrations and gifts.  And, lots of food and lots of drink!  We think about Christmas decorations and fairly lights.  Little kids (and...

How Broscience Influences a Man Drinking Alcohol

What is “Broscience”? When we have a few drinks to relax and unwind, we often tend to do it in the company of friends, work mates, and family.  When a group of 'blokes' get together to swap a few stories, we tend to do a great deal of male bonding, which leads to a...

Alcohol and the Wintertime Blues

Are you affected by the wintertime blues? If so, do you reach for a comforting drink in an effort to feel better?  You will probably have found it unfortunately doesn't work.  Have you considered how your drinking patterns may actually be directly influenced by the...

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