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A Reflection On Two Years Sober By Chris, aka ‘Unwasted’

It’s not very often that I like looking at myself in the mirror first thing in the morning. The reflection that greets me is just not one of the highlights of my day. You know what I mean. This morning, however, I greeted my reflection with admiration and respect. I looked myself square in the eyes (once I’d got them open) and said, “You’ve done it. You’ve bloody done it. Two years sober. Bloody well done”....Read more. Posted 27th August.



Girls With Class Don’t Need A Glass By Ava G

‘Girls With Class Don’t Need A Glass’ is a witticism engraved on a hip flask I was once given by a friend. The implication, of course, is that you are sophisticated and brazen enough to swig straight from the flask wherever you are. I have never used said flask but very much appreciated similar memes, if only because they validated my identity as a wine connoisseur. One Christmas, my father – a non-drinker – casually suggested that I may have....Read more. Posted 13th August.



Alcopop: An Interview With Comedian Paul McMullan By Lucy Rocca

Cockney raconteur Paul McMullan brings his own brand of quick-fire comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August as he unveils his story of problem drinking, having no home, no job and two children. A candid and hilarious tale from this natural, charming storyteller revealing his fascinating journey from hitting rock bottom to overcoming his struggles in this eagerly anticipated debut hour....Read more. Posted 16th July.



It’s Time To Get Uncomfortable By Jo De Rosa

So you’ve made the decision to not drink anymore, but the desire to drink keeps nudging you towards your next glass of wine. HOW do you not go there?
You start off well. Determined. Sure of yourself and the oh-so-many reasons not to take the next drink. All is good. Then it comes. The craving. The urges, compulsion, DEMAND! It’s like a huge hand around your neck suffocating.... Read more. Posted 27th August.



The Damaging Power of Shame By Esther Nagle

I only started to acknowledge my drinking problem when I no longer had one. Until I stopped drinking, I was unable to accept that this was my reality. “I don’t need to stop drinking, [insert lame justification here]”. I knew the truth on many levels. I knew that not drinking on any given evening was a really tough decision for me to make. I knew that often I would decide I wasn’t going to drink, only to find a reason why I “NEEDED” a drink....Read more. Posted 27th August.


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My father's death

Posted by Dee on September 25, 2016 at 9:26 0 Comments

it's nearly one month,since I had a drink.But my father, who had Alzheimer's passed away on Wednesday, I was with him,holding his hand as he peacefully left me.I was heartbroken,even though it was a relief,he was now free from this disease that…


2 years 13 days AF and miserable

Posted by Imogen on September 25, 2016 at 8:37 9 Comments

This is not a positive blog. It's a blog about the situation I find myself in and how I cannot for the life of me figure out how to improve it. I'm looking for advice. I'm not going to drink but the last 3 weeks I have had to deal with so many… Continue

Weekends and reflections on (nearly) a year AF

Posted by Morningwalker on September 25, 2016 at 6:55 11 Comments

Away in London this weekend, working, two very busy and full-on days with just last night to myself. I read Emma's blog 'Struggling somewhat', a really honest sharing of all those feelings of jealousy and resentment that while others are out having… Continue

The 'A' word

Posted by Karen on September 25, 2016 at 0:21 8 Comments

After reading Janes recent post over and over.. I've been thinking about the work 'alcoholic'. Since the start of my journey I've spent hours and hours researching, counselling, attending workshops, seminars trying to come up with some answers. From… Continue


Fancy an Oxford meet up ??

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Just an idea at the moment ,haven't thought of dates yet ,but if there is any interest we could put something together ?xContinue


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If you have found yourself here today, then welcome. Our aim and wish is to help, support and encourage all those who are fed up and at the end of their tether with drinking, and who want the better life that is out there without alcohol. We are a…Continue

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This discussion was started as an incentive for Soberistas to reach 100 Days AF, and ANYONE is welcome to join.The aim is to check in here as often as possible, share our progress, and support each other in any way we can. We try and keep the posts…Continue

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September - Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count

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Welcome to September. I am posting this month's thread for our fearless leader, Anastasia. She's on vacation and I'm sure she is having a lovely time.With this thread, I do not mean for people not to count AF days. You have to do what is best for…Continue


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