Love Islands Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after ditching alcohol 30 days ago

Most people make resolutions after Christmas, but this didn’t stop Dr Alex George from going sober prior to the festive period.

The Love Island star went 30 days without alcohol during the holidays, and claimed he “saved a £1,000 last month” thanks to the decision.

Instead of spending on “drinks, cabs and food” on nights out, the GP stashed the cash and focussed on his mental health.

Following the tragic death of his beloved younger brother Llŷr, reality star Alex has bravely spoken about how he struggled to process the tragedy.

He's also made numerous lifestyle changes since, including quitting medicine.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast about his sobriety, Alex explained: “I was looking last night and I think I've saved £1,000 in the last month between cabs, the food you eat after and the drink.

"It's so expensive and I'd rather spend that on other things.”

Explaining his decision in more detail, he said that he didn’t “have an issue” with alcohol but wanted a healthier life and to avoid suffering from “hangxiety” after nights out.

He also revealed that he usually go out for drinks once or twice a week with friends, but had reconsidered why he felt the need to drink.

“I have stepped back and gone, 'What are the benefits here?'" he said. "In society you're just auto enrolled in drinking.”

“The wider things that happen, someone's born, someone passes away, good day at work, bad day at work, you'd go for a drink.”

While the GP insisted he doesn't judge others for drinking, he did encourage people to reconsider if it benefits them.

Alex admitted that his “horrible hangxiety” would rob him of his early morning routine and gym sessions after heavy nights out.

“I’ve become more social because I know I can go see my friends and I can get up for the gym the next day. The beauty is you don't have that horrible hangxiety," he revealed.

Alex announced his decision to go sober in December, with a heartfelt Instagram post in which he acknowledged that most of his “poor decisions” were made due to alcohol.

He told fans: “Most of the mistakes or poor decisions I have made, I have made while drinking. Arguments with partners, friends or family – drinking. Losing my phone, wallet or keys.. ok I manage that sober but you get my point.”

The former GP also said that he hoped sobriety would help him process the loss of his teenager brother.

He wrote: “I want to feel the grief over my brother, process loved ones leaving my life and see life with clarity and colour…”


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