From Lockdown to Booze Break for Staffordshire Businessman

CATEGORY: Blog Posts | News

DATE: Jul 14, 2020
AUTHOR: Tamsin Parker

A Staffordshire businessman who had become a habitual drinker has launched a, ‘Booze Break,’ podcast to document his journey and help inform others who also want to make a change.

Photographer Dan Moore has just hit the 60-day alcohol free mark after lockdown brought home the fact that he was drinking too much.

Dan decided to cut out alcohol after realising he had become a habitual drinker and even more so during lockdown.

Dan who owns Daniel Moore Photography based in Stone, launched the Booze Break podcast in May to share his experience and support others who may be worried about the amount of alcohol they’re consuming. Since its launch, Dan’s interviewed a number of guests to share their stories and offer advice. Former X-Factor contestant and singer, song-writer Lucy Spraggan who herself has quit drink is one of Dan’s next guests.

Dan said: “I’m certainly not an alcoholic but I was drinking too much in the evening. I went to the supermarket at the start of lockdown and had different kinds of drink in my trolley but was told I couldn’t have it all, because of the restrictions in place on the amounts you could buy. That really made me realise that maybe we were drinking too much.

“I’ve been an everyday drinker in my late twenties and into my early thirties. My job is really creative – we don’t live a typical 9-5 lifestyle and I think because of that I’d drink after work and think nothing of it, but things change. We’ve got a beautiful daughter and I’d got to the point where I didn’t want to wake up still feeling groggy the next morning.

He added: “I’d always wanted to launch a podcast and because I felt so passionate about this life-change I decided that it was the perfect subject. It’s about sharing my journey of living alcohol-free and giving helpful tips and real-life advice that listeners can implement to help them with their own ‘Booze Break’ Journey. I interview celebrities, influencers, mental health experts and other inspirational people who can weigh in on the experience of taking a break from alcohol.

“It’s not necessarily aimed at people who are alcohol dependant or suffer with addiction. It’s for your every day, middle of the road drinker. If you struggle to get through a Dry January or Sober for October then the Booze Break Podcast is definitely for you.

The 31-year-old said: “Within a week of stopping drinking I felt amazing – I was more positive, I’d got more energy. I feel like I’ve pressed the reset button and given myself a chance to look at life with a fresh pair of eyes. I’m not saying I’ll never drink again as I might, but I’ve definitely broken what was a habit and will never go back to life before lockdown. I’d urge anyone in the same boat as I was to try it and give yourself a glimpse into a life without booze.” For more details and to listen to the podcast please go to: or listen and subscribe via your favourite podcast player such as Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

To find out more or to arrange an interview please contact LEGS PR at or call 07971 484340.

AUTHOR: Tamsin Parker
Tamsin is our Managing Director and the founder of LEGS PR. She is a communications and engagement expert with more than 20 years of journalistic and PR experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in newspapers, commercial radio, and regional television where she covered news and sport. Tamsin still freelances as a broadcast journalist as is a lecturer in journalism and sports journalism at Staffordshire University.

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