Boozing Editor Loves New Life on the Wagon

Elle fashionista goes weeks without a drop: 'I love not drinking'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 1:09 PM CDT
Boozing Editor Loves New Life on the Wagon
Stacey Duguid's hypnotherapy helped cure her lust for wine, she writes.   (Shutterstock)

British Elle fashion editor Stacey Duguid knew her drinking was getting to be a problem: “As well as possible health issues, the days I've spent hungover have been some of the most horrific of my life,” she writes in the Daily Mail. But it was a mammoth task. “You can't beat that warm, fuzzy glow,” she says. A hypnotherapist had worked wonders for a colleague. Skeptical but game, Duguid gave her a try.

“I didn't think for one second it would work on me; I'm no emotional pushover. But sure enough, within 10 seconds I was under,” Duguid writes. “As I listened to Marisa softly croon: 'You love not drinking,’ I lay there and thought: 'No, I bloody well don't.'” But on a trip to Milan soon after, “I wasn't remotely tempted” to have a drink. Six weeks later, “colleagues are amazed at the calmer, more balanced me.”
(More Elle Magazine stories.)

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