The Shorter, Sweeter Life.

The Shorter, Sweeter Life.

It’s often the simple questions from children that really stump us. For example, the other day my eleven-year-old son asked me ‘If smoking is bad for you why don’t people just stop?’ It’s those kinds of questions that can leave you utterly at a loss. My stock answer...
Cuppa

Cuppa

I was speaking to someone the other day who was struggling with their drinking and was trying to quit. Not an unusual sequence of events you’d think, but in fact, it was unusual because they didn’t know me through Alcohol Explained, they are a parent of a child who is...
The Longterm Effects of Drinking

The Longterm Effects of Drinking

I thought it would be useful to set out a timeline of the physiological changes that take place when you consume alcohol regularly. 1. Experimental When you first consume alcohol, your brain has never encountered it before and it is ill-prepared to deal with it....
The Magic Pebble

The Magic Pebble

Someone messaged me recently to ask the following question: If it takes 20 minutes for alcohol to get into our system why do I get a buzz straight after the first sip? I thought it was worth delving into a bit further in the form of a blog post because this feeds into...
The Benefits of Sobriety

The Benefits of Sobriety

This topic could almost be a rewriting of the whole of Alcohol Explained, things like reduced heart rate which leads to higher energy levels, greater mental resilience, far better sleep (and the whole world of increased quality of life that flows from that), weight...