Ruari Fairbairns is co-founder of One Year No Beer, a community of nearly 40,000 people in 90 countries who are resetting their relationship with alcohol. Ruari was a recent guest on EO 360°, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). April is Alcohol Awareness Month in the US, with 5-7 April designated as Alcohol-Free Weekend. As we approach the weekend, we asked Ruari to share his journey in resetting his relationship with alcohol. Here’s what he shared.
Tell us about starting One Year No Beer. How has it evolved? Where is it heading?
I was working as an oil broker in London, and alcohol was a familiar tool for doing business. Whilst I never felt like I had a problem, I had all these niggling health issues that I was independently trying to solve.