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Tribe Sober - inpiring an alcohol-free life!
My guest this week is British journalist Phil Cain. Author of two books about alcohol he brings a fresh and scientific perspective to the dialogue.
His books have spawned a wide range of activities, including hosting panel discussions - which is how I met Phil.
In this Episode
- Phil explains how he was keen to write a book from a scientific perspective, rather than personal experience.
- He stopped drinking while he was writing his books - to better understand the "discomfort" that sobriety can bring
- We agreed that Sober Sprints are essential for regular drinkers - the only way to check that you are not becoming dependent
- If you would like to do a Sober Sprint then sign up as a Tribe Sober member to join our 30 day alcohol free challenge
- Phil explained that the "low risk limits" (one and a half bottles of wine/6 beers a week) are not widely known
- Covid has brought extra stress into everybody's life and many people are self medicating with alcohol
- Drinking alone has become more common in these days of the pandemic - it's so easy to drink more when you are alone
- We agreed that "drink sensibly" is an oxymoron as alcohol actually removes your ability to act sensibly!
- Phil believes that we should encourage people to look at their drinking by "selling sobriety" rather than emphasising the dangers
- He explained why "Sobriety Sizzles" and if there was a pill that achieved what sobriety does it would be hugely popular!
- Phil's books are called "Alcohol Companion" and "Alcohol for Nerds" - go to www.philcain.com to sample and purchase
- At our workshops we recommend treating sobriety as a "research project" - these 2 books should be an essential part of your research
- More info Subscription membership for Tribe Sober is just R75 (£4/$5) a month - you can join up HERE
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This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today. Read more about our 6-step program and subscribe HERE
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