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Hello! My name’s Jon Lackland. I'm very interested in new approaches to helping people who have a problem with alcohol. I realised there was a lack of effective approaches to problem drinking for people like me.

There seems to be three established options – join group therapy which works for many, but many others do not want to declare their problem to people they don’t know and would prefer if possible to fix the problem themselves. The second is to book into an expensive commercial clinic. The third are the various charity and government websites that give well-meaning but quite obvious advice – telling what must be done (which the problem drinker knows full well) but not really how to achieve it.

I am not dismissing any of these sources because they have helped a great many people, but there is another way and I found a programme that worked for me, allowing me to fix my problem with my internal resources and give myself a second chance.

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I tried many times to give up the drinking that was devastating my career and family relationships. In my early forties, having found group therapy couldn’t help me and almost at the point of no return, I applied myself to fixing my problem once and for all.

I accepted the downsides of booze were now weighing heavier than any upsides in that ol' Bachannalian balance. So I devised a completely new strategy to progressively reduce my intake in a safe, controlled manner. The guide Beat alcohol on your own shares the method and helps the reader through their journey on the path. 

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In this site you can find out more about my method to beat alcohol on your own. You are also very welcome to take part in discussions via the blog.

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I'm very interested in how greater WFH has led to much more drinking during the working day. My thoughts are here.

The perils of drinking while WFH