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by Dr. Hazel Wallace
The Food Medic

S6 E5: Sobriety with Millie Gooch from the Sober Girls Society

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Millie Gooch is the founder of the Sober Girl Society and is one of the voices leading the sobriety movement in the UK. As a journalist, she has written for a range of publications, and her campaigning work has been featured everywhere from ELLE and Stylist to the BBC and Evening Standard. The Sober Girl Society Handbook is her first book.

This episode covers:
- Inspiration behind the sober girl society
- Why breaking up with alcohol is like breaking up with a toxic ex
- Hangxiety, palpitations, the fear
- What is being sober curious?
- Benefits to going alcohol free that no one really talks about
- How to deal with the stigma from friends/family/peers
- Is sobriety part of diet culture?
- Drink-free dating tips and sober sex
- How to support people really struggling to stop drinking and where to find support.

If you or someone you know needs support with cutting down or stopping drinking, please seek support from your GP. Self-help or mutual aid groups (groups such as AA or SMART Recovery groups) are accessible in most areas. Drinkline is the national alcohol helpline: Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).

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by Dr. Hazel Wallace