A frank conversation with a trusted friend was the “psychic shift” that led Patrick Gower to give up booze for good, the Newshub journalist revealed in a new documentary that aired on Tuesday night. Patrick Gower: On Booze – available on Demand at ThreeNow – is the latest in a series of documentaries by Newshub’s National Correspondent on New Zealand’s relationship with drugs. With the improvements he’s seeing – 7kg of weight loss, better cognitive performance and a healthier lifestyle – Gower is optimistic for the future. “This is about changing who I am and taking something out of my life that I don’t actually need,” he said.