About

As Winston Churchill once famously said, “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me”.  While this proved true for me for many years, I realised that after a succession of reasonably senior jobs in global finance, corporate insurance and even in the charity sector, I came to the realisation that I was using alcohol as a way of dealing with stress at the end of the day. Not only was my intake a danger to my health, but also putting my career and personal life in jeopardy.

I decided to give up ‘cold turkey’ and investigate what alternatives there are for those of us who still enjoy the social element of drinking with friends, without the hangover in the morning. This site collates the advice I have found useful along the way, along with drinks that I have found to be useful substitutes to the devil’s urine.

If you’re a seasoned non-drinker, or just starting out, I wish you the best of luck.