Want to help change drinking culture? Become a Lifewise writer

Each Lifewise writer gives a different view of the  alcohol problem.


Some Lifewise writers have gone public.

Lucy who founded Soberistas our partner discussion board gave up drinking entirely.

Valerie nearly killed herself and no longer drinks herself. She helps other women using a harm reduction approach where you reduce your drinking but don’t give up drinking entirely. She’s the voice behind many of our courses.


Others write under a pen name

Beanyneamy is a student and gives the views of a 20 something year old.

Southlady gives the view of someone who drinks because of anxiety.


Become a Lifewise writer

We’re looking for more people to become a Lifewise writer. You don’t have to be a published writer. You just need to be able to write in a way that interests our readers.

You don’t have to an expert. If you have a drink problem you don’t  have be in control of your drinking. You just need to have something to say about the way alcohol is used in our society.

It is very important your writing comes across as warm and supportive with no judgement of people who drink too much.

Very often people who drink too much feel isolated, ashamed and alone. Here in Lifewise, we aim to change this. There is no shame, judgement or criticism here. Just support from people who know what  it’s like to have a drink problem.


How often do I have to write?

There are no deadlines. We simply ask you to commit to writing 5 different posts of at least 300 words each.


What do I have to do?

All you have to do is write your first 300 word piece and send it to us at info(@)lifewise.ie. We’ll quickly let you know whether we can publish. To help you we’ve even published some guidelines for writing here.

So don’t wait, start today by clicking here.




This post was written by Carol

As some who gets hangovers lasting a week, Carol never drank too much - Once she got to a sensible age! However as a patient with an auto immune illness, since she was a teenager she has to drink very little. So she really understands how Irish society makes this very difficult. Carol is responsible for all aspects of Lifewise operations that Valerie and Angela do not cover.

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