May 23, 2023 – Lakey said he hoped the podcast would help people realise their negative relationship with drinking sooner.

“Every time I am out people confide in me that they would like to be sober, so I thought making a podcast might help people and prevent me having to cop all the bad beer breath,” Lakey said.

“You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom. You know in your heart of hearts if you have a problem. I consciously tried three times to get sober before it stuck, but I just knew I had more potential than the life I was living.”

Lakey’s top two tips for staying sober:

24-Hour Test: “If you’re tempted to drink, give yourself 24 hours first before you do anything and see if the desire is still there. In my experience, it always passes.” 

One Moment at a Time: “You will think of so many issues and problems, but you can only actually deal with one thing at a time.”