Change for the Better

Are you afraid of change? I know, I know, we all cringe when we hear the word “change” bandied around the office.  And we all know what it is like when we hear the words, “Things are going to change for the better around here!”  But why does change have such a large...

Does drinking alcohol make you look older?

Does drinking alcohol make you look older? No one wants to look older than their age, so we need to be careful with things that can make us age faster.  And this applies to some common lifestyle habits that affect many people.  Does drinking alcohol make you look...

What is Relapse and what to do about it

Image courtesy of koratmember at FreeDigitalPhotos.net What is Relapse - Why do people relapse and start drinking alcohol again? No matter how determined we are, or how much we want to give up drinking alcohol, sometimes we have a relapse and start drinking alcohol...

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...

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