I’m going to be brutally honest; I do not enjoy socialising with people for whom the priority of their evening is to get pissed. Even a little bit pissed. The company of those who are under the influence is something I’ve never missed since quitting drinking three and a half years ago, and I generally go out of my way to avoid situations where I’m surrounded by people downing booze, intent as they frequently....Read more. Posted 13th September.
While growing up I was pretty much protected from the world of alcohol. My parents drank very little, and they didn't socialise. I was lonely as a child being the youngest by a few years, spending my teenage years by myself a lot, at home. Country towns in Australia have a strong drinking culture and it wasn't long before I discovered that boys drank a great deal. The drinking age then was twenty-one but underage drinking was rife and wasn't actively policed....Read more. Posted 30th August.
Recent research funded by the Rees Jeffries Road Foundation & Direct Line Insurance Group found that women accounted for 9% of drink-drive convictions in 1998 but that this figure had risen to 17% by 2012, a percentage increase of almost double. The research focused on the drinking....Read more. Posted 13th September.
When I stopped drinking I had no idea how much alcohol had shaped my personality, and how very different things were going to be without it playing such a massive role in my life. The pints of beer on a Sunday afternoon at my local pub with friends and the newspapers; a bottle of wine.... Read more. Posted 13th September.
On 21st September 2013 I took my last drink. As a nurse who has cared for alcoholic liver disease patients and whose own father was a daily drinker, I have seen the impact of booze on both my patients physically, and on my father....Read more. Posted 30th August.
5pm I walked out the door, to the pub around the corner and ordered a white wine - small one. A guy I knew shortly arrived with a large one I smiled giggled drank it fast. I had one more. Ordered a takeaway curry. Woke up later on the sofa when…Continue
Thank you for all your comments yesterday I felt loved and supported ,I woke up feeling grumpy,by lunchtime mrs ww was talking rubbish she said we can just give it up for a month then it will be fine two have one or two told her she was full of…Continue
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
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
I'm really enjoying finding my way around this site and there are some inspiring, sad, uplifting and wonderful stories on here. It's good to see so many young women 'calling time on wine o'clock', wish I'd have seen sense years ago. Just wondering…Continue
Hi EveryoneI was chatting on another post and mentioned an app I'm doing called Headspace, so thought I'd do a seperate one to recommend it to all you lovely people as I absolutely love it!!I's a meditation/mindfullness app but done in a very easy…Continue