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The Vow

  I stared in the mirror. I had never seen eyes as cruel as the ones that returned fire. What had happened to me? I was falling apart. I could handle that. But my marriage? That was precious. I would not allow my marriage to fall apart. It was time to buy myself a bouquet of dead flowers. I was moving on. … [Read More...]

The Needy Podcasts


The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: Vicki Hogarth

This week my guest on the Alcohol & Addiction Podcast is Vicki Hogarth. Vicki is a writer who has had publications appear in outlets such as The Guardian, The … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]


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...]

The Needy Reader


An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, a Book Review

How old do you need to be to figure out your life purpose? This is a question I have pondered on many occasions. At times I’ve felt it should be taught in school. … [Read More...]


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...]

Recent Blog Posts

The Monster in Your Mind

  When I was younger an old man would visit me at night. He would turn up when I cried. He would sit at the end of my bed. I can still smell the dampness of his dog. It would lick my feet. I would giggle. … [Read More...]

Why You Need an Open Mind to Quit Alcohol

  I’m not jumping up and down with God written on my pom-poms. I was nine when my sister was dragged dead from my mother. I never asked why? I didn’t need to know. I knew whose fault it was. … [Read More...]

Can I Drink Alcohol in Moderation?

  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...]

Why Do I Drink Alcohol? Use Five Why to Find Your Answer

  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...]

Am I An Alcoholic?

I’m a former alcoholic. Yet if you were to ask anyone who knew me, during my drinking days, they would refute that. None of those people, friends or family, will agree that I was one. So, how do we determine whether you are an alcoholic? … [Read More...]

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