Giving Up Alcohol and Living Life in Control
Any sober person residing in a country that celebrates Christmas will be all too aware that from the beginning of December until January 1st, many, many people go slightly bonkers in the name of the festive season. From November onwards, the shops are packed with decorations and trees, glitter and lights, all attempting to draw in the crowds and fill up the tills; television adverts are mainly focused on gifts and products tenuously....Read more. Posted 21st November.
On November 26th 2012, Soberistas.com launched. Within a year, twenty thousand people had signed up to join this brave and determined community, all seeking a happier and healthier life without alcohol. Today there are almost 35,000 registered members and the site continues to flourish, providing a non-judgmental and safe haven for anyone with alcohol issues to come and offload, to seek support from a group of friendly....Read more. Posted 7th November.
‘I’m so glad you’re happy,’ said her mother. ‘I miss you all.’ Phoebe watched as a tear dripped down her mother’s face. ‘Yes, but that’s to be expected,’ said Kate, wiping the tear away with the sleeve of her ancient fleece, as if tears had no place on this windswept hill. ‘This is your dream, Phoebe.’ ‘Mum,’ said....Read more. Posted 24th October.
What does alcohol do to us? It does a lot. Every time someone uses it. And always something different, depending on where and when it is used AND depending on how it is packaged. It makes us happy and it makes us sad. It makes us pleasant to be around but can also make us very mean. It arouses us and also calms us down. It stimulates.... Read more. Posted 21st November.
I’ve been sober for over five years. To this day, I still get responses like, “But you didn’t look like you had a drinking problem?” Or, “You were just having fun in college. You never had a problem with alcohol.” Here is the thing. There is a form of alcoholism that usually goes undetected by the normal eye. Sure, I didn’t wake up making vodka....Read more. Posted 21st November.
Yep, that's me, totally out of control. My alcohol intake is getting worse, I am back to drinking most days and starting earlier and earlier.
In the morning, like this morning I am full of determination that enough is enough, but it never…Continue
I blew it after 30+ days and there was no reason to!!!!!! That vodka Vixen tripped me up at a concert by myself (my son cancelled at the last minute!) It was impulsive and stupid. I had it totally under control. Few days later I went to Ruby…Continue
Welcome the the Young at Heart thread. There is no age entry requirement, all welcome, although the ladies here do tend to be 'over a certain age' numerically, but as the title suggests, Young at Heart. Please feel free to join in, compare stories…Continue
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
On this day exactly ten years ago I gave up alcohol for three month's which was an amazing achievement for me, especially as it was over the Christmas and new year period and also my 50th birthday. What inspired me at the time was the fact that I…Continue
Good Sunday Morning Ladies! I joined Soberistas on May 4th and started a discussion called "New and Scared to Death". I had some ups and downs since May 4th, most notably vacation, which I was very worried about. Let's just say that vacation…Continue