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Having a conversation with someone showing signs of alcoholism isn't easy
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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 […]

Should you drink alcohol in front of children?
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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 […]

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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 […]

Non-alcoholic drinks - Fruit Juice
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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 […]

Having a drink after a stressful day is a common habit
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Why drinking becomes a habit, and how you can break it

I knew in 2008 that I didn’t want to drink any more, but I kept doing it for another four years. Why? After binge drinking every weekend during my 20’s, drinking alcohol had become a habit that I just couldn’t break straight away. Even though I’d slowed down considerably in […]

After Work Drinks
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8 ways to go out and have fun without drinking alcohol!

It’s the Australian way right, if you’re going out you have to drink? Is it even possible to have fun without drinking alcohol? For people trying to go without booze for a while, but who still want to enjoy the camaraderie that comes from socialising after hours with friends and work colleagues, it […]

Made a New Year's resolution? You need a plan.
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11 ways to keep your ‘quit drinking’ New Year’s resolution

It’s the ultimate New Year’s resolution – quit drinking alcohol! How many people would have woken up on January 1 with another monster hangover and said to themselves “never again”? It doesn’t even have to be New Year’s Day. These lies we tell ourselves happen every weekend, only for them […]

Have an alcohol free Christmas
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12 ways to have an alcohol free Christmas

Is it possible to have an alcohol free Christmas? The festive season is characterised by many things…spending time with family and friends, giving gifts, taking holidays, and drinking alcohol…lots and lots of alcohol. Even people who don’t normally drink much throughout the get year caught up in the festive cheer. […]