Work hard, play hard - that was broadcaster Guyon Espiner's life with booze.
But blackouts, bad hangovers and even an embarrassing incident with Helen Clark wasn't enough to stop him drinking - until two years ago.
He's now made a documentary called PROOF about kicking the habit, New Zealand's drinking culture and the influence of the alcohol industry.
Guyon Espiner joined Simon Barnett & James Daniels to talk about his journey.
PROOF is available on TVNZ on Demand.
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