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Beat the Booze

A comprehensive guide to combating drink problems in all walks of life

By: Edmund Tirbutt and Helen Tirbutt Format(s): Paperback, Ebook ISBN(s): 9781905641420, 9780857190314 Published: 14 January 2008 Edition: 1st
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  • Edmund Tirbutt has been teetotal for over 21 years, after drinking heavily during his years at university and subsequently finding it difficult to drink in moderation in his 20s. He tried various methods of cutting down and introduced rules to reduce his alcohol intake, including only drinking at weekends or when on holiday. Neither of these approaches worked as he always ended up drinking to excess. His decision to quit was determined by the intervention of a friend - when he was 28 years old - who told him he would end up sad and alone and, most probably, soon dead if he did not quit the booze, which he then did almost immediately. Since then his life has changed beyond recognition. He fulfilled his ambition to become a journalist on the national papers, and during the final seven years of his journalistic career won a remarkable 18 awards for excellence.

    Helen Tirbutt has been teetotal for over two years, after deciding that life without alcohol is infinitely better than a life with it. She made the decision to quit drinking for lifestyle reasons. During her 20s and 30s Helen worked in the City in the area of PR and Communications, and alcohol was very much a part of that lifestyle in the boom-bust years of the 1980s and throughout the 1990s. After setting up a copywriting company with her husband Edmund in 2004, she made many changes to her life, including moving out of London, taking up meditation and introducing more healthy ways of dealing with work te...

    If you'd like to get in touch with the author, please contact us at pr@harriman-house.com or call +44 (0)1730 233885
 
Media Coverage

Drinkaware

Introduction

Cutting back on the booze can help with all your New Year ambitions

If you are one of the millions of people who plans to make resolutions for 2010 then the chances are that they...

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Culture Wars

Choosing life
Beat the Booze, by Edmund Tirbutt and Helen Tirbutt
Dolan Cummings

Beat the Booze: A Comprehensive Guide to Combating Drink Problems in All Walks of Life
Britain’s apparently...

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BBC Southern Counties Radio

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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Metro

"Edmund and Helen Tirbutt are co-authors of the highly acclaimed book, Beat the Booze."

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Nursing Standard

"As co-authors of 'Beat the Booze' (www.beatthebooze.com), a book that aims to give straightforward information about how to combat alcohol problems, we are acutely aware of the devastating effects...

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Human Givens Journal: Volume 15, No.2

"This is an easy-to-read, practical book, aimed at those who wish to cut down, or cut out, alcohol or who wish to help someone else deal with a drink problem. It includes assistance from specialists...

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Financial Adviser

"At the start of this year, Insider announced the launch of Edmund and Helen Tirbutt's book: 'Beat the Booze'. Edmund, a former financial journalist and insurance consultant, was offering IFAs a 33...

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Inexcess TV

"Edmund and Helen Tirbutt, authors of the highly acclaimed book, ‘Beat the Booze’ are set to appear on inexcess. 'Beat the Booze' offers advice to others who want to cut down or cut out...

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Stress News

"Beat the Booze is a new jargon-free book published by Harriman House which has received outstanding reviews from alcohol experts. It aims to help anyone who wishes to cut out or cut down alcohol -...

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Pulse Today

"A comprehensive guide to fighting alcohol dependence comes under our reviewer's spotlight. Beat the booze is an easy-to-read book aimed specifically at those with alcohol dependence and their family...

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Here is the City

"Between pints with colleagues, wine with dinner and small and big nights out a plenty, daily drinking is completely normal for many of us. But how much is too much? The authors of Beat the Booze...

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KMFM 107.6

"Edmund Tirbutt says that evidence shows that there is a link between price of alcohol and consumption but says more consumer awareness around the dangers of alcohol are needed."

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BBC Radio Leeds

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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Independent Nurse

"This practical guide aims to help people who drink too much to cut down or cut out alcohol, or to assist those who wish to help somebody else who has a drinking problem. It provides case studies of...

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Manx Radio

Interview with Edmund Tirbutt.

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Health Insurance

"Regular Health Insurance contributor Edmund Tirbutt is offering readers a 33% discount on his recently published book, Beat the Booze. The book, which has received excellent reviews from leading...

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Mortgage Strategy

"A financial journalist has published a book that could help brokers battle their drink problems. Edmund Tirbutt says that with the publication of Beat the Booze, co-written with his wife Helen, he...

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Director of Finance Online

"The majority of people with drink problems are employed and the problem can be found in the boardroom as well as further down the organisation. This is why financial journalist Edmund Tirbutt and...

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Unimax Solutions Newsletter

"It's not often that I send you out an email which is not directly about marketing but I am doing this because I think that it is such an important and useful book for everyone involved in my...

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Money Marketing

"Financial journalist Edmund Tirbutt is offering IFAs a discount on his new book called Beat the Booze. Co-written with his wife Helen, the book aims to provide a guide to combating drink problems...

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BBC South East Today

"Health professionals have warned of a serious drink problem developing in high income households."

Interview with Edmund Tirbutt.

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Money Saving Expert

"Martin's blagged 15 copies of the book 'Beat The Booze' for MoneySavers to have a read (if you get a copy please return here and write a review of it)."

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The Adam Smith Institute

"With my Christmas and New Year only just subsiding, I'm tempted to recommend this new title (published 28 January): Beat the Booze by Edmund Tirbutt and Helen Tirbutt. But it's really about dealing...

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The Independent

"Paddington, who lately discovered a penchant for Marmite, celebrates his 50th birthday this year. His big birthday also inspires a memoir by Shirley Clarkson, maker of the first Paddington toys....

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BBC Radio Leeds

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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The Daily Mail

"Helen's struggle with alcohol forms the background of a book she has written with her husband, himself a former heavy drinker. Beat The Booze offers advice to others who want to cut down or cut out...

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LBC 97.3

Interview and phone-in with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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BBC Radio Kent

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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BBC Radio York

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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Human Resources

"Edmund Tirbutt, reformed alcoholic and author of Beat the Booze, believes HR professionals simply do not know where to start. "These are some of the most complicated cases HR will ever come across,"...

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BBC Radio Lancashire

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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BBC Southern Counties Radio

Interview with Edmund and Helen Tirbutt.

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First

"It's easy to underestimate how much you drink during the party season, but keeping a drink diary can help you curb your intake. "Bear in mind that glass sizes have got bigger," says Helen Tirbutt,...

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Cover

"Following the release of his book Beat the Booze, which looks into alcohol addiction, Edmund Tirbutt provides a few sobering thoughts for the insurance community."

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Bbc.co.uk

Helen was a guest with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, discussing drinking among young people28th July 2011

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Drinkaware.co.uk

Why drinking less is the only resolution you need- Drinkaware6th January 2010

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Culturewars.org.uk

a refreshingly practical approach- Culture Wars12th June 2009

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Bbc.co.uk

Edmund and Helen were guests with Allison Ferns on BBC Southern Counties Radio27th January 2009

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Img.metro.co.uk

Case study: Finding the bottle to walk away- Metro2nd December 2008

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Media Review

Nurses can help spread the word about alcohol misuse- Nursing Standard26th November 2008

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Nursingstandard.rcnpublishing.co.uk

Beat the Booze was featurd on the front cover of Nursing Standard27th August 2008

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Bbc.co.uk

Helen and Edmund were live on BBC Southern Counties radio with Allison Ferns, 13.10-13.30pm, 16th July 2008

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Inexcess.tv

Helen and Edmund were on Inexcess, 9-10pm, 4th June 2008

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Pulsetoday.co.uk

I would recommend it to those who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol and to those who would like to help them.- Dr Girish Patel, Pulse magazine, the UK's leading medical weekly1st...

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Media Review

Click here for the article written by the Tirbutts featured in Stress News.28th April 2008

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Itv.com

Mummy stop drinking- Tonight, ITV13rd March 2008

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Media Review

Helen and Edmund gave a talk about Beat the Booze on 21st February 2008 at the Maidstone branch of Waterstone's.

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Life.hereisthecity.com

All That Booze- Here Is The City21st February 2008

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Media Review

Recommended patient resource- Independent Nurse magazine18th February 2008

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Media Review

a book which should become a mainstay of the field- Broker's Monthly magazineFebruary 2008

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Db.riskwaters.com

Beyond the drink- Edmund Tirbutt, Cover magazine1st February 2008

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Hi-mag.com

Special Beat the Booze offer- Health Insurance magazineFebruary 2008

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Media Review

Helen and Edmund gave a talk about Beat the Booze on 29th January 2008 at the Tunbridge Wells branch of Waterstone's.

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Mortgagestrategy.co.uk

Hack aims to help boozy brokers- Marcel Le Gouais, Mortgage strategy28th January 2008

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Dofonline.co.uk

Time to tackle booze in the boardroom- Adrie van der Luijt, Director of Finance Online24th January 2008

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Moneymarketing.co.uk

On the drink brink- Money Marketing24th January 2008

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Bbc.co.uk

Helen and Edmund were interviewed for a feature called "New clinics tackle drinking" on BBC South East Today on 23rd January 2008.

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Adamsmith.org

Book of the week- Adam Smith Institute20th January 2008

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Dailymail.co.uk

Are YOU drinking too much? Take our test to see if those 'couple of glasses a night' are wrecking your health- Daily Mail15th January 2008

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Lbc.co.uk

Helen and Edmund were interviewed on The Jeni Barnett Show on 'London's Biggest Conversation' (LBC 97.3) on 11th January 2008.

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Hrmagazine.co.uk

Substance abuse: Health and wellbeing - Fix the addictionEdmund was asked to comment on substance misuse at work and how HR should be dealing with it in Human Resources magazine4th January...

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Media Review

Helen and Edmund were interviewed by Joe Talbot on BBC Southern Counties Radio on 2nd January 2008.
Listen to the interview »

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Media Review

Ditch your diet demons- Angela Dowden asks the experts for advice, First Magazine5th December 2007Press releasesAlcohol experts call for compulsory substitutesFinally...advice about how to...

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