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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: Laura Willoughby MBE

Laura Willoughby MBE is a consumer campaigner and has been a local councillor in Islington for the past 12 years. She was also the Chief Executive of the National Campaign for the Arts, Move Your Money and the Food Chain. In 2013, she quit alcohol. In 2015 she launched Club Soda, a place designed to help people change their drinking habits and provide that much needed … [Read More...]

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast: Remembering Hangovers

In Episode #17 of the Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Lee Davy talks about a 24-hr bug that led to him puking for the first time since his sober journey began and … [Read More...]


Ask Needy Helper Podcast Episode #6: “Why Do I Still Get That Urge to Drink?”

In this weeks Ask Needy Helper Podcast Richard Blakeborough from New Zealand wants to know: “Why after 3 weeks of not drinking do I still have the urge and then … [Read More...]


The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: Relationships and Roulette

In Episode #16 of the Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Lee Davy talks about the the difficulties of managing relationships post sobriety, inner talk around the … [Read More...]

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The Fast Diet by Dr Michael Mosley & Mimi Spencer, A Book Review

  This week's blog post in the Reviving Wellness Health Corner comes from Lee Davy. … [Read More...]

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  I don’t feel pain as my head goes through the glass. I only realise I am bleeding when I look down and see blobs start to drop on my white Adidas. Not very RUN DMC now is it? … [Read More...]

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  A few weeks ago I asked you a question: WHY DO YOU DRINK ALCOHOL? Sorry for the dramatic capitalisation, but sometimes there is a lot of internal opposition to this question. Our body has a love/hate relationship with the poison. On one hand it knows it’s a … [Read More...]

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