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Raising A Skinny Latte to Alcohol-free Holidays By James

We’ve just driven down to an airport in the Alps on our way back from a winter holiday with some old friends. There was plenty of sun and good snow and despite skiing like a lunatic I have no broken bones. I am presently sitting on a plane, next to my wife Laura and my youngest aged six. Laura is overcoming her fear of flying with the help of a miniature bottle of Prosecco. Our other children are dotted in the seats....Read more. Posted 28th February.



Happy Valentine’s Day – Why Self-Love Is The Most Important Love Of All By Lucy Rocca

Valentine’s Day, I used to hate it with a passion. Upon the break up of my short-lived marriage (which depressingly occurred on February 14th back in 2003, when I was aged just twenty-seven) I had chronically low self-esteem and was drinking excessively on a regular basis. The two things were – surprise, surprise - most definitely linked, although at the time I was about as ready to accept that fact as I was to....Read more. Posted 15th February.



The Morning After The Life Before By Della Galton

Much is written about giving up drinking. How do you stop? How do you stay stopped? There are numerous tips and advice (some of it helpful and some not so helpful!) about these things. But not so much is written about something far more important – how do you stay happy without alcohol in your life? How do you survive life’s little and sometimes ‘bloody big’ traumas....Read more. Posted 31st January.



Mouth-watering Mocktails By Lucy Rocca

Are you looking for a tasty alternative to your old boozy beverage of choice? Try these delicious mocktails for an alcohol-free treat that feels all grown-up.

Virgin Mojito (serves two)

Juice of 2 limes

3 tsp. x brown sugar

Handful of chopped fresh mint.... Read more. Posted 28th February.


The Four Habits of a Happy Soberista By Lucy Rocca

Three years, nine months and a handful of days: this is the amount of time I have spent on the planet free from the mind-warping, body-wrecking and life-crushing effects of alcohol. If you’ve read my books then you’ll know that I wasn’t exactly delighted about the notion of sobering up back in the dark but ultimately life-changing springtime of 2011, when I drank so much....Read more. Posted 17th January.


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Moderation – so now I understand

Posted by Alison on March 1, 2015 at 18:01 8 Comments

Other people’s experiences may be different, but for me moderation is totally feasible, providing I’m not drinking! Let me explain.

I have been taking a low dose anti-depressant…


Day 15, week 3 next....

Posted by Sam on March 1, 2015 at 18:00 1 Comment

I've just got in from a wonderful day with my youngest boy(he's 16). My OH has been away since Thursday so it's just been me and my youngest. Today is AF Day 15. The weekend has been so full, and fun, and so much better for being AF. Not that the WW… Continue

Upcoming challenge........

Posted by Kazza on March 1, 2015 at 17:52 3 Comments

I have not posted on here much since I joined at the end of December, but feeling the need to get down in writing how I am feeling right now.

So, dry January almost worked....aside from a few drinks on a very long plane journey, when I… Continue

"Just reach for your tribe"

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I've read so many inspiring and gutsy blogs on this site that tell it like it is - whether the person is doing ok/happy/on a pink cloud, have reached amazing milestones in their sobriety, are really struggling, desperate for someone to reach out…



Shout Out to the Sugababes

Started by bluebelle in One Year Plus Soberistas Members. Last reply by candygirl 2 minutes ago. 87 Replies

Hi all - I was wondering how you are all getting on this week with your efforts to cut down on sugar?   I don't know about you but there have been times this week when I just wanted to crawl in to a tin of Quality Street and stay there. This is not…Continue

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Joyful January into Forever February and Marching Through March

Started by jat in General discussions. Last reply by Jayne 14 minutes ago. 1518 Replies

To those of you who followed  Remember December and to those of you would rather forget December or need a new start here is the 2015 monthly challenge. We have a merry band from December and January who are willing to continue into February.Last…Continue

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For everyone who has had enough and wants to start a better life

Started by Brightlite in General discussions. Last reply by Emma 26 minutes ago. 2603 Replies

I have been struggling lately due to a member of family passing away, and I have to be honest I have been trying to do this for a few months now, but constantly seem to have blips. One thing I know is that I really want the AF life and feel so much…Continue

The 6pm Sober Check-in - join me?

Started by Cherry in General discussions. Last reply by amy 28 minutes ago. 136 Replies

If anyone read my blog this morning, you'll have read that  made 'a contract' with myself to make a 6pm sober check-in ... and here it is.I've been struggling to stop drinking again after Christmas and a holiday in Australia, when in the early hours…Continue


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