It's been over 10 years since I had a drink.
Well, that's a lie obviously, I just had a cup of tea 10 minutes ago, what I mean of course is that it's been over 10 years since I had an alcoholic drink. Big difference.
The reason I say "not all drunks are equal" is that I'm a drunk, but I'm not what most people think a drunk is, right?
People (and by people I mean society as a whole), thinks that an alcoholic is an old homeless guy who drinks his plonk from a bottle in a brown paper bag as he lies hopelessly on a park bench, right?
Well, 'people' are wrong.
Before you get scared of the word alcoholic and click off this page, I want to share with you two important things I've learned :
1.Not all alcoholics are that old homeless guy. Lots of alcoholics are like me, and by me, I mean high-functioning women from the suburbs, or the office or the gym.
2. Here's the big one - according to the World Health Organisation over 90% of people who struggle with their drinking, or whose health is affected by their drinking are NOT alcoholic. They are 'social drinkers' and 'heavy drinkers' who sure as hell are not going to get up in an AA meeting and say they are an alcoholic, because they are not.
So, that's what I do - I help the NOT alcoholics.
Sure, there are plenty of services out there for people who want to go to rehabs, detox's and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and without a doubt, those are great places for alcoholics to be.
However, I'm here for the other 90%. Oh, and sorry gentlemen, I'm only here for the gals! All the services I provide are specifically designed to help women who are struggling with their drinking. One of the many things I know about drinking less is that the issues relating to changing your relationship with alcohol are different for men than for women so I focus on what I am good at, and that's helping women who want to drink less.
Now, people like me who are alcoholic, DEFINITELY need to quit drinking altogether, however, if you are not alcoholic, but you are one of the 90% who would like to drink less for any reason, then it's completely up to you to decide if you should quit altogether or if you just want to cut down to a healthier level of alcohol.
The choice is up to you, and I can help you get there.
I'm all about empowering you to understand your drinking so that you can make informed decisions to take back control of your life.
If any of what I've said here resonates with you, AKA if you are a woman who wants to drink less or quit, then check out my offerings on this website and choose what you will use to empower yourself and to change your relationship with alcohol.
Oh, and if you would like to know my whole story, about my drinking and my rock-bottom and all the dirty little secrets of my life (be warned it's raw and honest and a little bit scary!) then join my email list below and I'll share my story with you.