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Myth-busting 3: Daily struggle

The third in Jo's series of myth-busting videos: this one busts the myth that when you stop drinking, every day is a struggle for the rest of your life and suggests an alternative and more positive way of experiencing living life sober.
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Myth-busting 2: You need to reach rock bottom

Number 2 in the myth-busting series: Jo busts the myth that you have to reach some kind of rock bottom before you stop drinking, get sober and turn your life around.
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Myth-busting 1: I'm either an alcoholic or I'm in denial

Jo starts a series of myth-busting vlogs. The first one discusses the term "alcoholic" and suggests you don't have to subscribe to the negative and misleading depictions of stopping drinking and getting sober that are out there.
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Surviving trauma sober

Jo describes how you can survive anything sober, no matter how traumatic or stressful. Once you’ve flicked that switch in your mind and have become a non-drinker, anything is possible.
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My little mountain family

Jo explains why a supportive community is so important for people when they stop drinking and start living life sober.
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Magic moments!

Jo suggests that, when you stop drinking and get sober, your life provides you with more magic moments and pleasure in the simple things than you could have imagined.
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Am I an alcoholic?

Jo explains why using terms like “alcoholic” can be problematic for some people and offers an alternative way of thinking about your relationship with alcohol.
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Let's go get sober and fit!

Jo explains how getting fit can help you stop drinking and how stopping drinking helps you stay fitter and healthier - it's a win-win!
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Joyful living!

Jo shares motivation and inspiration from living a sober life.Once you’ve stopped drinking and are living life confidently sober, you take so much more pleasure and joy in the simple things in life.
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Introducing cucumber water!

Jo introduces you to a healthy, alcohol-free alternative for when it’s hot and you need a refreshing chilled drink.
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The importance of community

Jo talks about why having a supportive community around you is so important when you stop drinking and decide to stay sober.
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How to deal with slip-ups

Jo introduces a different way of thinking about things when you've stopped drinking but slip up and reach for alcohol again. An approach that helps you to stay more motivated to get back on track and stay sober.
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Hope and reassurance

If you’re scared about stopping drinking because you can’t imagine life without alcohol, Jo gives you hope and reassurance and lets you know you can do it
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Hold onto your motivation!

Jo shares helpful advice on how to stop drinking and stay sober more easily by remembering what motivated you to quit in the first place.
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Fresh breath builds confidence

Jo describes how getting a hair-cut is a much more pleasurable experience when you’re sober and you’re not worrying about stale alcohol fumes. How your confidence grows when you lose the paranoia that drinking brings.
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Sober flying vs drunk flying

Jo explains the difference between travelling with anxiety and alcohol in her drinking days and travelling sober now – there’s no comparison!
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Fitness as a tool for getting sober

Jo explains how keeping physically active and setting yourself fitness goals can help you stop drinking and stay sober.
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Enjoying the band sober

Jo explains how it’s possible to enjoy going out and doing the same things sober that you used to do when you were drinking.
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Effortless conversation sober vs trying too hard with alcohol

Jo explains how much easier it is to talk to other people when you’ve stopped drinking and become naturally yourself, compared to when you’re using alcohol to help you become someone else.
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Don't waste your energy

Jo encourages you to put your energy into the things you can control, rather than wasting it on the things you can’t. This makes stopping drinking and getting sober a whole lot easier.
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alcohol as poison

If you have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, it's no surprise!

Jo suggests that it’s no surprise so many of us develop an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
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How clean is your mirror?

Jo talks about how drinking alcohol obscures your view of yourself and how stopping drinking enables you to see yourself more clearly.
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Better conversations sober!

Jo explains how the quality of your conversations and connections with other people improves when you’re sober and being naturally you.
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A sober evening with pissed people

Jo tells the story of how it was for her to be out sober when the people she was with were drinking and drunk. How liberating it is to realise you’re no longer "that person".
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A hidden health benefit to stopping drinking

Jo explains how an unhealthy relationship with alcohol can eat away at your conscience, your self-respect and your self-confidence. This means that when you stop drinking, this weight is lifted from you, leaving you free to create the life you want.
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Five stages to stopping drinking

Jo shares five things you can do to make it easier to stop drinking and stay sober.
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