22. How I Stopped Drinking – Ken Middleton

Tribe Sober – Your Guide to Alcohol-free Living!

After running Tribe Sober for 5 years and helping hundreds of people to ditch the drink and embrace alcohol-free living, I’ve learned a thing or two.  My biggest insight has been that sharing our stories around alcohol is the most powerful way we can help others – that’s why the heart of this podcast is recovery stories.

In this brand new series, however, we are also interviewing some experts – we’ve got a doctor, a psychiatrist, a professor, a journalist – and this week we get to meet author and sobriety advocate, Ken Middleton.


In this Episode

  • Ken explains that when he became an entrepreneur, he decided to “give it his all” by ditching the drink and putting in 100% effort
  • His thinking behind this decision was that alcohol wasn’t ruining his life, but it WAS preventing him from developing his potential
  • He was planning to take a break from alcohol, but once he started experiencing the benefits he decided to continue without it
  • We talked about the “work hard, play hard culture” that prevails in many corporates – and how it will catch up with you eventually
  • The science tells us that after a couple of decades of heavy drinking, many of us will become dependent
  • We agreed we should never wait until we hit “rock bottom” – it makes far more sense to step off the slippery slope while you can
  • Ken explained how his travel routine changed when he stopped drinking – rather than staying in a bar he actually explored the city!
  • He wants others to discover how to thrive in an alcohol-free life, and he writes regularly for Medium
  • He has his own newsletter and is writing a book
  • You can read his article about the science of why you should quit drinking HERE
  • You can subscribe to his newsletter – Alcohol is Not Your Friend HERE

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Till Next Week

Janet x


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