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Alcohol: my uncomfortable journey and our societal addiction

Inspired by Louisa Young’s article on how society and media normalise our destructive habit of drinking, Paul Wolstenholme shares his uncomfortable relationship with alcohol. He recounts his journey from childhood trauma and abstinence to hedonistic binge-drinking, guilt, shame and emotional numbing, from breakdown to spiritual awakening and new behaviour…and a COVID-fuelled relapse.