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Sobriety, Holidays and What ‘Fun’ Really Means By Veronica Valli “You mean I can’t even drink on my holiday?”

This is probably one of the first things to go through a person’s head when she or he embarks upon an alcohol-free life – the holiday, one of the many occasions when it’s almost obligatory to drink, together with the realisation that now, as a newly sober person, they can’t. It’s quite a shock at first isn’t it? Birthdays, Christmases, New Year’s Eve, weddings, weekends....Read more. Posted 19th July.



Seeking to Understand Why Writers Drink; an Interview with Olivia Laing, Author of ‘The Trip to Echo Spring’ By Lucy Rocca

‘Intoxicating prose’ is how The New York Times termed Olivia Laing’s ‘The Trip to Echo Spring’, and The Guardian described it as ‘original, brave and very moving.’ Laing’s book is an account of her journey across America as she weaves together the lives of six writers, famed for both their literary genius and alcohol addictions. As she delves into the histories....Read more. Posted 5th July.



An Extract From 'The Street to Recovery' By Kevin Kennedy Part 2

"At the time, when my addiction was at its worse, I really thought without drink in my life I would be miserable, bored and annoyed that everyone else could drink except me. I was for a bit, but then the magic happened, my life and the way I thought about recovery started to change....Read more. Posted 28th June.



The Street to Recovery By Kevin Kennedy

Curly Watts is a TV icon - for twenty years appearing on millions of TV screens around the country in Coronation Street. Kevin Kennedy is one of the UK's most successful soap actors, although behind the scenes and high-profile appearances, he faced a painful personal battle. Kevin shares his experiences....Read more. Posted 21st June.



A Royal Hangover – A Thirst for Drinking By Lucy Rocca

Due to be released in autumn 2014 is a documentary film by critically acclaimed independent film-maker, Arthur Cauty. Described as ‘shocking, hilarious, thought-provoking and a film we can all relate to’, A Royal Hangover seeks to uncover just why we Brits have such a thirst for drinking, and exactly who or what....Read more. Posted 8th June.


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Day 365 (one whole year) and very happy!

Posted by Mary on July 29, 2014 at 23:16 3 Comments

I have only posted once before on this site but I felt I had to add that today is one year alcohol free for me! I gave up on 30th July last year and wondered whether I would be able to keep to it.  I found it quite challenging to start with but…


Day 7@AF.Com

Posted by Arwen on July 29, 2014 at 22:41 2 Comments

Has anybody else experienced really weird dreams whilst in the early stages of recovery?

Last night I dreamt that I was being chased around my garden by a 3 headed black snake. It was of average size and had huge fangs. I can vividly… Continue

alcohol free drinks

Posted by sable on July 29, 2014 at 22:08 1 Comment

What are your thoughts/experiences with alcohol free beers/wines?

Do you find them useful or a bad idea? I have never tried any and drank only to get the affect of the alcohol really as the booze doesn't taste good, you just train… Continue

Day 80: A good time to recover

Posted by JayJaySmiles on July 29, 2014 at 22:05 0 Comments

Another busy day. Day 6 of the games, I'm over the half way slump and I'm feeling a much better (but I know I am going to end up with some sort of proper games flu by the end of it!) Had a really productive and interesting day, I went out and…



No rain in May!

Started by Catherine55 in General discussions. Last reply by Billie 10 minutes ago. 2273 Replies

I have been a member of Soberistas from the start and it has been a huge part of my AF journey. I have my ticket but I'm not at my destination yet. I go from being a few weeks AF to a week of drinking a bottle of wine a night. Sobriety is a huge…Continue

Starting the 6 week plan today - anyone like to join me?

Started by Anna in New to Soberistas. Last reply by Jayne 27 minutes ago. 257 Replies

Hello, I'm starting a six-week commitment not to drink today, and am wondering if there is anyone else out there who'd like to come with me, so we can support each other along the way?  I'm a 43 year-old woman, married to a lovely man, with three…Continue

Starting my AF journey again - anyone want to come along on the ride?

Started by ajovia in General discussions. Last reply by Georgie 4 hours ago. 92 Replies

I thought I could moderate!!!! Couldn't.I managed 28 days AF and then started the slippy down slope with that first sip. The first sip ended up in a gradual decline over the next 3 weeks! Failed for the LAST time yesterday. dusting myself off this…Continue

Just for June!

Started by Catherine55 in General discussions. Last reply by arby 4 hours ago. 796 Replies

Following on from our successful May challenge I am launching Just for June! I started out on the 1st May inviting people to join me in staying AF for a month and what a month it's been. I could never have imagined that I would meet such an amazing…Continue


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