Hi there I’m Phil and author of 00abv.com.
I hope you enjoy the articles and share your experiences with me and others
In my everyday world I am a coach, therapist with a strong background in media, TV, radio and social media production. Life is and was good. In 2019 however I developed an illness and was admitted to hospital and the prognosis was not good at all. My liver and stomach were failing and I was given a short time to live.
However, after a great deal of personal work on myself and the brilliant work of the British National Health Service ( NHS) I was let out of hospital and was told alcohol was an absolute no-no.
Don’t get me wrong I like my drink and it was complicated but even my friends started to question their own consumption of alcohol. In essence, we all liked a drink.
Once I was back in the real world and being congratulated on my health changes I realized the limited choice and also stigma of asking for non-alcoholic drinks. I remember waiting for a train and asked for a 0.0 per cent beer ( for me it has to be 0.0% abv) only to be told “what the point ? ” by the barman serving me. I never realized I was part of a new group who can’t don’t want to or choose not to drink alcohol and yes there was a stigma. Not only that but choice where available was limited.
What’s my aim here?
This website is designed to help and give my experiences on not only coping with not drinking alcohol or help the great army of zero alcohol drinkers but looking for choice in the many bars, restaurant and online shopping. You will be glad to know that choice is on the increase and stigma is falling as people really the benefit of not drinking alcohol.
I also cover the use of alcohol is so many other products and trust me you will be surpised! From cosmetics to your shampoo in its there.
For me this started out as a necessity for my health but I now realize there are so many benefits to the lifestyle if you have the mindset. To be clear if you are not drinking for medical reasons please take medical advice. This is not here to do that although I only review 0.0% drinks as well a soft drink which make the world just a bit more exciting or less secluded at a party.
I aim to look out for options on the best deals and new products so you can purchase them and help you save time.
I want you to feel less isolated as a non alcohol dry drinker so I’ll share my experience and challenge the market to provide options for us in what is after all a growth industry.
The growth of non-alcoholic options is around 25 per cent so business owners will need to be on this trend to avoid missing out and there is no doubt the products out there already have improved greatly. Remember the non-alcoholic beer you would ask for only to drink a third and leave the rest?
And of course let’s have some fun in the process.
If you ever need a hand or have a questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. I also don’t have all the answers either so I will hopefully ask questions of those in the know and you will be part of that I’m sure.
All the best,