EP 278: Reader Question – How can friends and family support someone who is changing their relationship with alcohol?

Can you easily refuse a drink or limit your alcohol consumption? Are you having a hard time understanding the way someone in your life is dealing with (or not dealing with) their drinking? If you are a partner, [...]

EP 274: Reader Question – My biggest obstacle is that I love the taste of wine, I understand I acquired the taste but I still love it!?

Can our brains really unlearn something we spent so long teaching them? Why, when we know something is harming us and we need to remove it from our lives, do we pine over it for so long? On [...]

EP 270: Reader Question – How do I stay creative and finish my studies without drinking?

What is the scientific connection between drinking alcohol and creativity? Why do we believe alcohol fuels creativity? How does it impact the creative part of our brain? Why do we feel like we can focus better on things [...]

EP 258: Reader Question – If I don’t drink daily will I still have positive effects of sobriety?

    If you abstain from alcohol during the week and only drink on the weekends, can you still reap all the amazing benefits of sobriety? Great question! What happens to your body when you introduce alcohol just [...]

EP 252: Reader Question – How can I say no to a free drink in business class or at an all inclusive resort?

    Free stuff … things we don’t buy with money. But are they ever truly without some sort of cost? How do we say no to free alcohol? What can we do to manage triggers that show [...]

EP 250: Reader Question – Do non drinkers experience the same optimism as someone who goes alcohol free?

    People who’ve removed alcohol from their lives rave about the joy and happiness they feel, even those who’ve been alcohol-free for years and years. “Do non-drinkers experience this same optimism or do they just recognize it [...]