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on 2 July 2014
I can relate to a lot of Lucy's story in this book, as a male born in 1978 I too started drinking at the age of 13/14 starting off in my local parks and then moving on to the nightclubs and bars of Manchester. It was the whole Manchester scene then, Oasis, Brit-Pop, Loaded magazine culture that seemed to dominate the culture of myself and my peers. It was cool to drink yourself into oblivion every weekend, get a bit lairy and take drugs. I have only known his type of drinking, I cannot have one or two drinks now, I never saw the point in it. I think this decade of lad/ladette culture has a lot to answer for.
Now in my mid thirties with a family I needed change, I'm currently 3 months without a drop of alcohol and feeling positive, this book has really helped me focus and realise what's important in life. The desire to go out and have a mad night out is still there, but I know it's not the way to go and I don't want to end up looking like the old guy, the last one at the party drinking my life away and jeopardising my future family life. I know with time things will get better and better. I plan to refer to this book in any times of temptation and I know it will help.
As Lucy says the key is to highlight the benefits of not drinking, and this book certainly does that.