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The benefits of giving up alcohol!

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1:40pm, 31 May 2020
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Captain Malcolm Reynolds
Sorry you had a really bad week MN, glad you’re back.

Found the U.K. definitions for alcohoL free beers:
No alcohol or alcohol-free: not more than 0.05% ABV
Dealcoholized: over 0.05% but less than 0.5% ABV
Low-alcohol: not more than 1.2% ABV

Also found out that small beer, beer ranging from 0.5% to 2.8%, dates back to Medieval Europe. It was cheaper than full strength beer but safer to drink than water, which was often contaminated with faeces & parasites.
4:33pm, 31 May 2020
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Going to aim for dry June (but starting today). The most frustrating this is on the whole it’s been a good week (other than my mum’s accident) but my relationship with alcohol has been so bad, for no good reason other than habit, weakness and stupidity on my part!
4:50pm, 31 May 2020
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Oscar the Grouch
Well, we can all relate to the last sentence

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Maintained by HappyG(rrr)
Looks as though this thread has become popular again, here in 2010 (it's now 2020, and it started in 2008, so I think "still popular" might be more apt! :-) G ) :-) Good Luck everyone.

New feature: article/blog of the month (period may change randomly!) Swittle's wonderful 14,611 days blog: fetcheveryone.com/blog/16879/2019/5#blog393186

Linking Joopsy's 17 year blog too, cos it's awesome!

Some acronyms, in case people use them:
JFT - Just for today
ODAAT - One day at a time
KIS - Keep it simple
TBOGUA - The Benefits Of Giving Up Alcohol (the title of this thread!)
There is an article summarising some of the benefits, to save you having to trawl through the thread.


And a great list of Alternative Drinks started by the lovely LindsD here:


And another great list, this time of treats as alternatives to alcohol and some welcome distractions. Thanks RunHappy!


Please add to these articles and make them as valuable as possible! Thanks! :-) G

And one from way back when...
Dirt Monkey's brilliant blog on TBOGUA too - go try this...

thebenefitsofgivingupalcohol.wordpress.com Thanks DM!

And the all important fabulous services:
Alcoholics Anonymous
National Helpline (FREE) 0800 9177 650

Al Anon
020 7403 0888

medal medal Contact TBOGUA medal medal

We're adding in our own Fetch offer of one to one contact too, for anyone who doesn't want to post in the thread for whatever reason. Please feel free to fmail ANY of the names listed below.

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Oscar the grouch
mrs shanksi
Derby Tup
Love Lettuce
GregP star
Joopsy star

Note: we're none of us experts, but we're happy to listen, to answer any questions and to offer support if you think it would help you. Except star marked above. Who are experts! :-)

(Note II: at Christmas some names may change a bit, but I'm sure you can still find us to fmail!)

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