Author: Chris Appleford

Having a conversation with someone showing signs of alcoholism isn't easy
Advice

How to help someone with signs of alcoholism

Drinking is a big part of most people’s lives, directly or indirectly, in almost every corner of the world. No matter where you go, people drink. There are pubs, clubs and bottle shops in every town and suburb, an alcohol aisle in most supermarkets, and in some countries people can […]

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 […]