We're in the run-up to Christmas. As we all get warm and cosy in our houses, then alcohol can become really very present either in our thinking or just in our kitchens and our drinks cabinets in a way that can really trip us up. For some of us, the pandemic has meant that we've started drinking at home in the same way as we drank when we were out with friends. For those of us who were home drinkers, the anxieties around the pandemic might have caused our home comfort drinking to spiral out of control.
So, now that the world has changed, how do we stop drinking at home? What can we do to keep ourselves safe from temptation in our own homes? And how do we overcome boredom, social anxiety, and habit in a familiar environment?
This discussion was recorded at the Global mindful drinking festival in October 2021. It's led by Richard Piper, Chief Executive of Alcohol Change, and he's joined by community activist Laura Jerram, psychotherapist Emma Gilmore, Lateef Joseph-Maynard, founder of Off the Wagon, and Ian Bilik, Club Soda volunteer and blogger.
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