The Best Version of Myself By Veronica Valli
There are many awful things about drinking, most of which I’m sure you’re already aware of. But the worst part for me was the realization that when I thought I was ‘living life to the full’ and ‘seizing the moment’ I was actually living 50% at best.
I wasn’t even a daily drinker. I was a binge drinker and party girl. I lived hard and played hard, or so I thought. I always thought an alcoholic was a smelly old man on a bench. It never occurred to me aged 27 that I was qualified to fall into this category..... Read more. Posted 2nd March.
Contract to Change by Lou R
It would depend on what your beliefs are about where a drinking problem comes from as to the explanation of how I got here. Looking at the nature/nurture debate, my father is a recovering alcoholic of 17 years so I had the genetic heritage. My step father was an alcoholic so I grew up in a daily drinking environment. Alternatively if you are of the Jason Vale school of thought, then I got addicted to an addictive substance in a country where it feels like everyone drinks!.... Read more. Posted 16th February.
Six years ago, Jenna Hollenstein stopped drinking. Though she could never quite identify herself as an alcoholic, she realized that alcohol detracted from her life in subtle but important ways. It became a way in which she avoided her life, numbed herself to uncertainty.... Read more. Posted 2nd March.
It’s 7.30pm and I am sitting on a train back to Newcastle, surrounded by tired, joyous and emotional Sunderland fans, the smell of drink and male farts filling the air, already hoarse voices shouting various obscenities up and down the carriage…the train is a dry one by order of the police.... Read more. Posted 19th January.
A couple of weeks ago we launched a competition on Soberistas. We asked you to complete the above sentence in no more than 100 words, with the winning entrant receiving a Virgin Spa Day worth £99. We have had a huge response and now you can read our favourite answers below.... Read more. Posted 2nd January.
I posted this on my blog over at ahangoverfreelife.com today and Kim popped over and really liked it and made this comment: 'I absolutely love this blog!! I have been thinking about trying to be more proactive about approaching the drinks…Continue
Day 8 today. I think my husband's still baffled as to why I feel so strongly about stopping drinking all together, "you don't drink that much".
As we talked I realized how crazy we'd think someone was if they drank anything from 2-5 cans…Continue
I've been drinking for about 40 years -used to be just lager but more recently half a bottle of wine a night. I should know better -my husband died from alcoholic liver disease. It is a horrible way to die. I've now got a pain under my right rib so…Continue
Hello all. I'm starting on 1st Jan after an attempt at moderation earlier in the year just didn't work. Like so many of you my drinking has got to the point of embarassing. In the summer when on holiday I got so drunk on a booze cruise that I passed…Continue
Hi don't really know where to start with this. I am a really lucky girl, living in a beautiful home, married to a wonderful, successful man and so don't have to to work, yet my relationship with alcohol is pitiful. Pretty much everything that has…Continue
Hello all, very pleased to report we have the possibility of a meet up in Belfast on Saturday 2nd August, at the wonderful City Hall.If you are interested in attending please can you let me know asap so we can confirm the room and firm up…Continue