Harm reduction on vacation

As I’ve changed my relationship with alcohol over the past several years, one of my challenges has been how to go on vacation without over-drinking. Ever since I started traveling internationally about 20 years ago, vacation has been a time to drink as much as I want…which is usually too much. How much is too…

Sober in Vegas

It was my fourth visit to Las Vegas, but this one was a bit different. This time, I stayed sober. Vegas is not the first place you might think about for a teetotaling weekend. I associate the city with unlimited drinking. No one really cares if you’re walking down the street with a giant cocktail…

10 reasons to take a break from alcohol

I used to drink alcohol enthusiastically and pretty much daily. Now, I drink only on rare occasions. It took me a lot of years and a lot of long breaks to get to almost-not-a-drinker. Given what I’ve learned about alcohol and how it impacts me, I can conclude that not drinking at all is the…