Author: Chris Appleford

Regularly drinking alone is a sign of alcoholism
The Facts

9 tell tale signs of alcoholism and alcohol abuse

Around 20% of Australians don’t drink alcohol at all, of which a little less than half have never consumed alcohol, and a little over half have given up for at least the previous 12 months. That leaves around 80% of Australians who do drink, of which approximately half drink at […]

Should you drink alcohol in front of children?
Advice

Should you drink alcohol in front of children?

It’s a hotly debated topic – should we drink alcohol in front of children? I gave up drinking alcohol two days after my son was born. I went out for a huge night with my mate’s the day after he was born to ‘wet the baby’s head’ as is custom […]

Advice

Make A Stranger’s Day this July

When you think of Melbourne’s culinary traditions, two of the most popular are the daily coffee from your favourite local barista on your way to work, and a late Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast with coffee at your local café. Drinking coffee is so ingrained in the Melbourne culture, if […]

My first podcast interview for Goodbye Drinking
Interviews

My first podcast interview for Goodbye Drinking

Since launching Goodbye Drinking late in 2015, a lot has happened in the ensuing 7-8 months. I’ve written articles for Huffington Post and news.com.au, been asked to be an ambassador for Febfast, and appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise program. The website is very much a ‘when I’ve got a spare […]

The complex carbohydrates in bread will suppress alcohol cravings
The Facts

6 types of food that reduce alcohol cravings

Anyone who has ever tried to quit alcohol, take a break or decrease the amount they drink will have experienced alcohol cravings. Getting home from work on a Friday evenings after a stressful week, having a nice meal at a restaurant with good friends, or travelling through beautiful wine regions […]

Non-alcoholic drinks - Fruit Juice
Advice

6 non-alcoholic drinks you can use to replace the booze

You’ve decided to give up alcohol, take a break or reduce the amount you drink, which is fantastic news for your health, bank balance and a host of other areas of your life. But as we know from the nature of habits, you’ll need to replace your drinking with a […]

Alcohol and sleep are not a great combination
The Facts

Alcohol and sleep? You’re dreaming…

I’ve lost count of the number of times I had a huge night out, collapsed into bed, slept for the next 12 hours then risen feeling more tired than when I hit the hay. Why? I used to think alcohol and sleep were a great combination. Generally after a huge night […]