I’ve been waiting (all my life) for this date: 14th October 2014. And on its morning the first post in my Facebook timeline was a video of Lynda Bellingham on morning TV talking about cancer. She openly talks about colostomy bags, funeral arrangements and the effect it is all having on her family. Her story is heartbreaking BUT she is helping many others struggling with similar stories, with some saying, “She’s so brave to openly talk about it” This is something I have come across myself over the past two years of sobriety; many people emailing to thank me....Read more. Posted 25th October.
An article published earlier this year in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, entitled ‘Doing it by numbers: A simple approach to reducing the harms of alcohol’ by David J Nutt and Jürgen Rehm, proposes certain measures which would work towards reducing the social and public health harms caused by alcohol. It is a report which makes an awful lot of sense in that it approaches the problem of excessive alcohol consumption in an honest....Read more. Posted 11th October.
“Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.” – Anthony Liccione
I defined myself by my dependency on alcohol for twenty years. I was a wino, a boozer, a good-time girl. Nights out....Read more. Posted 27th September.
Christmas is fast approaching but thoughts of the festive season can incite a vast array of unwanted emotions in the non-drinker, from mild fear to out-and-out terror, with imaginings of booze being sloshed down people’s throats wherever one turns and the pressure to join in becoming almost unbearable..... Read more. Posted 25th October.
The most recent Soberistas webinar which took place at the end of September was presented by life coach, Karen Perkins. Karen talked in great detail about filling the bottle-shaped hole, a phenomenon to which everyone who quits drinking will almost certainly relate; all those hours of spare time during which.... Read more. Posted 11th October.
Morning lovelys , day63-two blips , feeling stronger and I think that's down to not giving in and apologizing to my oh which is what I would have done two months ago just to make things right even when it was him in the wrong people pleasing all…Continue
I think that's the name of the game, where the ball get's pinged around inside the machine, being whacked from side to side, and eventually falling down a hole? That's the only way I can explain my headspace at the moment.
I am on I think…Continue
I know and have known that I have an issue with alcohol for most of my life. I hate myself for it. I never drank every day but when I did it was 1-2 bottles. I drank last night and today I am full of guilt and anxiety. I don't know why I do it…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
This is my first post despite reading most days since early this year. Used to drink wine most days but in the last year i do a few weeks AF only to binge and feel dreadful again. Woke up this morning feeling awful am so so sick of it now, but then…Continue