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‘All or Nothing' People by Della Galton

So what does cause otherwise perfectly sane people to find – often quite suddenly – that they’ve lost control of their drinking? And that despite numerous and determined efforts they cannot regain it? This is a question that’s puzzled me for some time. I am not exaggerating when I say I have met hundreds of people who either have a problem or once had a problem with alcohol. We seem to have certain traits in common.... Read more. Posted 13th April.



‘When I look in the mirror I can smile at myself’ by Ruby

How becoming alcohol-free has finally brought Ruby a sense of calm and freedom after years of turbulence.
I am writing this as part of the journey to sobriety. It is the first time that I have been honest with myself about my drinking problem. Writing it down, seeing it in black and white, re-reading and editing more truths .... Read more. Posted 30th March.



An excerpt from Glass Half Full by Lucy Rocca

When I stopped drinking I started writing, and the blog I wrote has now been made into a book entitled Glass Half Full, published by Accent Press. Glass Half Full details my personal journey from a reluctant non-drinker to a contented Soberista. The following.... Read more. Posted 16th March.



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.... 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.... Read more. Posted 16th February.


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The realisation that I'll never be a normal drinker

Posted by Shel on April 17, 2014 at 22:07 5 Comments

Today, my day 8, was a mixed bag. Around 5pm (Beer O' Clock) that shitty little voice started up; 'just drink once a week' 'you're not a real alcoholic' 'just have a monthly blowout' etc.. I didn't sleep well last night so my strength &… Continue

Oh bugger!

Posted by no more! on April 17, 2014 at 21:26 1 Comment

I've done it again. So frustrating. The wine witch came calling today at around lunch time. Always the same time. I really dont know why as I have never drunk during the day. So, stupidly I thought I'll go and by just a couple of beers. But went…


What the f##k is wrong with me?

Posted by Di. on April 17, 2014 at 21:05 3 Comments

Had wine last night but only a couple of glasses because I had a day off today and arranged to meet mum in town for lunch - thought we both deserved a treat and a bit of distraction. Woke up feeling like crap did lunch and shopping feeling like…



Posted by Heather on April 17, 2014 at 20:44 1 Comment

So I'm on day 5 of my millionth attempt at sobriety. The only difference is this time I finally made the connection that I can't drink because it makes me miserable. I can't modify because it only leads back to a 7 day a week habit. I just keep… Continue


New and starting today

Started by Dorabella in New to Soberistas. Last reply by Pauline Dawson 5 hours ago. 90 Replies

Hi there - I joined quite some time ago but haven't really used this site much. So today I'm starting at Day 1 - I would like to say I'll quit forever, or I'll quit for April, but those kinds of statements always scare the pants off me, so I'll say…Continue

Weekly Binge Cycle

Started by Leelee in General discussions. Last reply by TessMcR 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

I wish I knew why I can avoid alcohol all week then at weekends get totally and utterly smashed. I always feel totally depressed and ashamed. I nearly always do things I regret. I feel physically ill , I recover and then I do the same thing again. I…Continue

Glasgow: any more plans for a second meet up?

Started by Caroline in Soberistas Meet Ups. Last reply by suzieh 7 hours ago. 59 Replies

hoping I would be able to make it this time!Anyone fancy a wednesday morning as my opening bid?carolineContinue

Hello - I'm new here

Started by Philippa in New to Soberistas. Last reply by Amazonian Nat 10 hours ago. 4 Replies

It's the morning and I feel rubbish.  Wine last night followed by a lousy night's sleep - now I won't be able to run today.  I keep doing this.  I am trying to get back to my big love - running. I last ran properly 3 years ago - since then I have…Continue



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