Talking to Teens About Booze
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by soberawkward
4d ago
How much should we tell our teenagers about alcohol. Do you blurt out everything? Be honest about all your past misdemeanours and unruly behaviour or do lie, pretend none of it happened and hope for the best? Today in this funny and uplifting episode, Vic and Hamish follow on from the parenting chat to take a look into how to talk to teens about drinking and how to get your kids to trust you before alcohol comes on the scene. They cover the importance of keeping open the lines of communication and owning your own past so they understand your reasons for no longer drinking. They hope you will ..read more
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Becoming a Parent
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by soberawkward
1w ago
NEWS FLASH: Becoming a parent changes your life! Who knew? The day you or your partner finds out they are pregnant - everything changes! And it might just change your attitude towards drinking too...for better and for worse! In Vic and Hamish - you have two people who took opposite paths. (Oh, and in case you hadn't figured it out yet - you also get the opinion of a Mum and a Dad!) In today's episode you will hear how becoming a parent affected both of their drinking and they will share some tips on how to maintain your sobriety during this rollercoaster period of your life. You know tha ..read more
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Why One Will Hurt
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by soberawkward
2w ago
Once you have given up drinking for a while, there is a chance that three little words will slowly creep into your mind - 'One Won't Hurt.' You begin to convince yourself that you can go back to alcohol even though it has caused so much trouble! That naughty pixie that disappeared in sobriety, has snuck back on the scene and is whispering in your ear - 'Come on. Don't be boring! You've proved you can abstain, one won't hurt.' and you find yourself tuning in. "Maybe one will be ok? Yes! - That's the answer! - I will moderate! I will become a normal drinker!" Erm, NO! Sober Awkward is here to ..read more
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Labels
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by soberawkward
3w ago
Sticks and stones may break my bones. But words shall never hurt me...until they do! We have all been labelled throughout our lives. Labelled in our childhoods, labelled in our drinking years and now - most probably - labelled in our sobriety. In this week's episode, Hamish and Vic, take a look at where labels originated in our society. Why not all labels are necessarily bad and how you can use them to your advantage. Ultimately, we should we aiming for a place where what people say or think of us doesn't affect us. But given that is a pretty tough place to reach - now i ..read more
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The Hangover Cure!
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by soberawkward
1M ago
Good Morning 2023! Are you hungover? Did you go out and not stop at one like you promised? Are you feeling like shit? Are waves of shame crashing, tinged with a bit of anxiety? Are you having flashbacks of bad robot dancing and rolling around on a dance floor with your pants on display? Have you just googled 'Am I an Alcoholic?' Well, don't worry! We've all been there, done that. You'll be please to hear that Vic and Hamish are going to make you a cup of hot chocolate, give you a cuddle and ensure you keep your New Years Resolution to quit booze. Yep! It's the Sober Awkward guide to takin ..read more
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The Christmas Special
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by soberawkward
1M ago
It's Christmas! Well, nearly! Let's face it, Christmas is a tough time for sober people! Not only the actual day itself, the entire frantic build up can make you want to hide in a hole until February. There is a certain amount of pressure to join in, follow the merry crowd. There are Christmas parties, work functions, family drinking traditions and long walks to pubs after too many roast potatoes. Habits so ingrained that us sober people want to run for the hills... or worse, cave in under the pressure. But, we are pleased to announce that this year is going to be different! There will be n ..read more
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Loud & Proud
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by soberawkward
1M ago
Today, Vic and Hame have a quick chat about the importance of being loud and proud in sobriety, why your voice is significant and how telling the world you story will help others that come after you. Then, stay tuned to hear the recording of Vic's speech at the Byron Theatre. Hear how she faced her fears of public speaking and told her story. Vic, describes in detail what it was like to realise she needed help to quit booze, and the affect her drinking had on her mental health... and her family. Grab some tissues guys -This one is a tear jerker! Don't forget to tune in on Christmas Eve and ..read more
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A Sober Revolution
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by soberawkward
2M ago
It’s time to polish off the banners, put on your green army jacket and CND badge, march to the doors of parliament and declare your allegiance to the sober revolution. Yes comrades, today we want to cause a riot and find out why sobriety is having a social mutiny. Yes, today Vic and Hamish and going to find out why sobriety is trending and dig into the reasons more people are deciding to give up on grog. Is it due to the pandemic? Does social media play a part? or are people just more aware of their own health nowadays? No matter the reasons, the sober curious movement is gaining momentum a ..read more
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High Flying or Flying High
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by soberawkward
2M ago
Whether it's a 7am pint in the airport Wetherspoons to 'get you in the holiday mood' or a Gin and Tonic at 10 thousand feet because they are free (!) - it is often difficult to avoid alcohol when flying. Airports and flights have sadly been the setting for many a relapse. The rules are different. Socially acceptable times to binge drink fly out of the window in the name of 'holiday'! In this week's episode Hamish and Vic take a deeper look into why so many turn to the bottle on travel days. Hame shares stories not only about his experience of mid-flight loo hangovers but of another recent d ..read more
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Friendship - Part 2
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by soberawkward
2M ago
Let's talk about making sober mates and boundaries. When you get sober sometimes friendships change. Some people surprise you by being supportive and sticking by you, while others find your changes hard to handle and disappear from your life. In part two of the friendship episodes, Vic and Hame have a chat about boundaries. Why it's vital to learn what they are and how you can implement them in your new sober life and they give you some great tips on why having a few mates that don't drink will support your endeavour to no longer get blotto. Today on Sober Awkward Vic and Hame are going to h ..read more
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