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Making the Transition to Becoming Alcohol-Free – By Della Galton, Author of Ice and a Slice

I wrote Ice and a Slice because I had stopped drinking myself, and because I’m a writer by trade so although the novel itself is fiction – as are the characters – there’s an awful lot of truth in it too. Let’s just say I researched the subject thoroughly! Here’s an extract from the book that’s based on my own experiences of seeing a counsellor to talk about giving up drinking.....Read more. Posted 6th December.



Mindfulness in Eight Weeks: The revolutionary 8 week plan to clear your mind and calm your life - An Extract from the Book by Michael Chaskalson

This revolutionary 8 week step-by-step guide to Mindfulness is the first ever publication of a hybrid of the two most popular approaches to Mindfulness currently sweeping the world. Recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Excellence and prescribed by the NHS, Mindfulness is fast becoming a revered....Read more. Posted 22nd November.



November 26th 2014 is Soberistas’ Second Birthday – We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby By Lucy Rocca

On November 26th 2014 Soberistas will be two years old, although to me it feels as though it has been in existence for much longer than that. Personally, I can barely remember a time when I didn’t log on every day to see the familiar orange and green colours of the site....Read more. Posted 9th November.



How the Mediterranean Diet Keeps People ‘Genetically Young’ By Lucy Rocca

Much has been written about the Mediterranean diet being beneficial to our health in terms of it cutting the risk of heart disease. Now, recent research from Boston, USA, published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that it could also help keep people genetically young by preventing the scrambling of DNA code as we age....Read more. Posted 6th December.



Stay In Control this Christmas; Top Tips For Saying No (Nicely) To Alcohol By Karen Perkins

Sometimes it can feel as though everything is running away from us in the build up to Christmas, as we are all under pressure to be the best host, chef and party planner - on top of all the usual things we have to do. It’s the same juggling act whether we are looking after pets, relatives, partners or kids....Read more. Posted 6th December.


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Posted by Doone on December 19, 2014 at 6:13 1 Comment

Blimey, apparently it's Christmas time! I had barely noticed, I have been so wrapped up in myself, too busy being self-absorbed with this whole not-drinking thing.  I had replaced being obsessed about drinking with being obsessed about…



Posted by awomanwithoutwine on December 19, 2014 at 5:51 4 Comments

I’m with my family for a pre xmas long weekend. I arrived last night. No one drank, it was sparkling waters all round. This surprised me but I knew it was for my benefit.…


Does anyone on this site consider themselves to be a dry drunk? I do. Need help. Trish

Posted by trish on December 19, 2014 at 0:17 1 Comment

Does anyone on this site consider themselves to be a dry drunk? I do. Need help.




Posted by Seashell on December 18, 2014 at 23:41 2 Comments

Going to a wee party tomorrow evening with some people I sometimes work with who are also friends. Last year I made mulled wine which went down a storm. Should I make it for everyone this year even though I'm not drinking? I'd quite like to as I… Continue


Remember December!

Started by Catherine55 in General discussions. Last reply by Trouble7 53 seconds ago. 359 Replies

Following on from No in November here is a new challenge Remember December! This is probably the month that is going to be the most challenging for anyone with alcohol issues. We are surrounded by sparkly bottles of Champagne, bubbly pink wine,…Continue

Leicester or area anyone?

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Just a thought - anyone from Leicester, Leicestershire or nearby? Cherry XContinue

Long haul flight to Oz, adrenalin and air steward with wine trolley....

Started by Cherry in General discussions. Last reply by Cherry 6 minutes ago. 17 Replies

Hi all, I posted such a heartfelt blog yesterday on starting to 'find myself' after 6 weeks sober that it's perhaps contradictory now to search for help.Or maybe not. Maybe this new me is at last humble enough to ask for help. Next Thursday -…Continue

No rain in May!

Started by Catherine55 in General discussions. Last reply by Dina 2 hours ago. 4301 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


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