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Girls With Class Don’t Need A Glass By Ava G

‘Girls With Class Don’t Need A Glass’ is a witticism engraved on a hip flask I was once given by a friend. The implication, of course, is that you are sophisticated and brazen enough to swig straight from the flask wherever you are. I have never used said flask but very much appreciated similar memes, if only because they validated my identity as a wine connoisseur. One Christmas, my father – a non-drinker – casually suggested that I may have....Read more. Posted 13th August.



Alcopop: An Interview With Comedian Paul McMullan By Lucy Rocca

Cockney raconteur Paul McMullan brings his own brand of quick-fire comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August as he unveils his story of problem drinking, having no home, no job and two children. A candid and hilarious tale from this natural, charming storyteller revealing his fascinating journey from hitting rock bottom to overcoming his struggles in this eagerly anticipated debut hour.....Read more. Posted 16th July.



Self-Compassion: The Hardest Act Of All By Jojo Thomas

My now-boyfriend’s Tinder profile listed his height and said that he was ‘always kind’. I remember being struck by it, because it was such a human thing to write, and somehow such a non-chat-up line. It’s not something you see at the top of most people’s online dating profiles. Trust me, I’ve seen a lot of them.
Kindness is one of my top values. It’s one of those things that shine out of people, in their smile....Read more. Posted 30th July.



The Humility Of Sobriety OR In Part You Are Just A Dinosaur And That Is Fucking Marvellous By Zelie Silent

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am six months sober! Danaaaaa! {Takes Bow. Enjoys modest smattering of applause. Receives only a semi-wilted rose at her feet. And some pants of dubious origin and cleanliness.} If I stop and think about it, that is extraordinary to me. And if I stop and think about it some more, I have to be careful not to fall into self-recrimination about why it took me so long.... Read more. Posted 13th August.



The Secret Counsellor - Spirituality and Recovery

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
When I sit down each month to write this column, I normally feel relaxed, untroubled and optimistic. Usually, I’ve decided the title well in advance, selected a few quotes and pretty much written the content in my head. But right now, I’m stuck. It’s not writers’ block, it’s not a lack....Read more. Posted 13th August.


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Another sober night out

Posted by Bagpuss on August 26, 2016 at 19:57 1 Comment

Off to see Alcopop tonight at the Edinburgh festival. Going out at night doesn't have the same excitement that it used to but I am only 6 weeks sober and that's worth a lot more than excitement followed by depression and anxiety.


Posted by Virge on August 26, 2016 at 18:22 3 Comments

I've got to admit I've been dipping in and out of both Soberistas and sobriety. But I'm safe at home on day 4. I found a home made sausage and bean casserole in the freezer so we had that. I read blogs for 15 mins before leaving work and managed to… Continue


Posted by Francesca on August 26, 2016 at 18:04 4 Comments

Going out to a business do for OH in a while. I am giving some award so have to be there. But this is the end. OH is drunk before we go there in an hours time. I have to cover for him and get him out of there before he makes really serious…


Long tiring week

Posted by madcatlady on August 26, 2016 at 17:57 3 Comments

I'm so pleased,finished my massive report a few hours early,first draft in,there may be changes but its on the way.

Its been a tiring week,I've been holding in all my emotions re parents,so I could get on with work. Counselling tomorrow…




Started by Lucy Rocca in 100 DAY AF CRUSADE. Last reply by steveo 6 minutes ago. 1317 Replies

This discussion was started as an incentive for Soberistas to reach 100 Days AF, and ANYONE is welcome to join.The aim is to check in here as often as possible, share our progress, and support each other in any way we can. We try and keep the posts…Continue

Tags: Sober, Crusade, Challenge, AF, Days

August - The Joy of the Journey

Started by Anastasia in General discussions. Last reply by Snicky 2 hours ago. 460 Replies

"There are no happy endings to unhappy journeys....The joy is in the journey".Welcome to August....the month to experience the joy of the journey to freedom from alcohol.  Sometimes in life we become so focused on the finish line that we forget to…Continue

Finding it hard

Started by Delaquar in General discussions. Last reply by Jeana 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi, so I have a drink problem and I can't seem to get past the 4 day mark, does anyone have any advice?

Meet up 10th September - Portsmouth

Started by Llareggub in Soberistas Meet Ups. Last reply by Jeana 4 hours ago. 23 Replies

Thanks to the massive interest, BT and I have organised a meet up in Portsmouth on 10th September, in Gunwharf Quays (Shopping Outlet), and for those not interested in…Continue


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