The Write Off. That’s what I call it. To stay for another drink, or not.
To give up my little patch of owned territory in this packed bar, and head outside to find a cab, or stay. To sacrifice my place in the round (did I buy the last one?) and leave, or stay for that ‘free’ next pint. To take that happy slightly drunk vibe inside my head to the next level, or not.
And, if I stay, to say goodbye to tomorrow’s to-do list. Because that next drink is basically saying ‘get comfy, check you have some house keys,…
Interesting research announced today that ‘couples who drink together stay together.’
Hang on, I thought. Does this mean all us drinkers are happy holding hands in marital bliss as our tea-total cousins wage whispered war over the family dinner table?
Err, no. The headline is misleading. Actually, the research does not say drinkers are more happy together. Instead, it points to the fact that disparity in drinking patterns can lead to problems. Or as Russel Brand stated “I think if you’re a devoted tennis professional and you get married to a crystal meth addict,…
At FebFast, it gives us great pride to know that the humble power of 28 days alcohol free has raised over $5.6 million to help tackle youth addiction and inspired thousands to kick start a healthier year ahead. But we never take anything for granted. Based on hundreds of conversations with Fasters, we’re keeping things fresh with some new ideas.
Over the past few months, Fasters have told us about their creeping habits which could benefit from a bit of a circuit breaker. Whilst a break from alcohol will always be our focus, for those who want…
‘Hey FebFast, where does the money go?’ There’s a quick answer: FebFast funds programs tackling youth addiction. But to understand why we pursue this goal, a longer answer is required. And it’s best told by a young person.
This week the FebFast team had the pleasure of meeting Tara. You may have read her story today in the Sunday Age, as part of a report on the social factors contributing to young women’s drug and alcohol use.
Tara is a young woman who came to need the support of our main beneficiary partner,…
VicHealth has released the latest findings from its Drinking Related Lifestyles research to reveal four drinking types: the Initiator, the Follower, the Moderator and the Protector. Want to know where you fit in? Find out by going to yourdrinkingprofile.com.au
The research finds most Victorians (40%) classify as an Initiator. An Initiator is outgoing, the life of the party. They are your friend who is always up for a big night, leading you to the latest bar or making you try the latest drink. Unfortunately (for them), they’re also the most likely to be hung over…