The Shift

Season 1, Episode 3,   Apr 02, 2020, 05:17 PM

In the third episode of the new alcohol free podcast, Over The Influence, BBC broadcast journalist Sharon Hartley and Guinness World Record holder Freddie Bennett talk about the shift in attitudes towards alcohol free lifestyles.

If you're on an alcohol free or low alcohol journey - or thinking about starting one - this podcast is for you! Whether you're going completely alcohol free like Sharon or Freddie, or if you're just sober curious... Whether you want to stop drinking for now or quit drinking for good.... Know you're not going it alone!


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All views expressed in this podcast are of the participants themselves, and not necessarily those of Over The Influence (OTI) Ltd. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. We are not medical professionals but normal people giving their own experiences of removing alcohol from their lives, and as such this podcast should not be considered professional advice. If you are dependent on alcohol, or think you may be, we strongly recommend that you seek professional medical advice.


Helpful Hashtags:

We found hashtags and sober social media accounts really helpful in our early days alcohol free, as following them can help to reinforce that you are not alone! 

These are some of the hashtags we've followed:

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