Giving Up Alcohol and Living Life in Control
She was a relative late starter. Drinking was always a weekend activity: pubs, parties, weddings, birthdays and holidays. A mum with two young boys and a hardworking partner. A distance between them they couldn’t speak of. Always feeling she didn’t quite fit, a square peg in a round hole. A fire horse who found a couple of bottles of beer ‘took the edge off’ an unbearably long day and shortened the evening. It began at 6pm....Read more. Posted 1st August.
For many people, the summer festival season is synonymous with heavy drinking, and memories of visiting Glastonbury and other music events are hazy to say the least. T in the Park, a major Scottish music festival that attracts up to 255,000 people and which has been held annually since 1994, is even named after an alcoholic drink, Tennents lager....Read more. Posted 18th July.
Summer Secrets by Number One bestselling author, Jane Green, is a gripping tale of recovery and redemption. June, 1998. At twenty-seven, Cat Coombs is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes....Read more. Posted 4th July.
Do you find that hot summer days are a challenge when it comes to staying sober? Meeting up with friends in sunny beer gardens, weddings, holidays, barbecues…there are several season-specific occasions that are frequently responsible for aggravating deeply rooted cravings to drink alcohol. BUT! There are also loads of reasons why this time of year is a ....Read more. Posted 1st August.
During periods of change (whether it is when we’re preparing for or in the midst of that change), feeling positive mentally is essential, particularly when it comes to sobriety. Research has indicated that our diets, and in turn the nutrients or lack of, can lead to feelings of low mood and, in some instances, the prevalence of mental health issues such.... Read more. Posted 1st August.
Right now I'm on an all time low. I have been a member of Soberistas for about 15 months. Initially I managed to stay sober for 3 months then I gradually started drinking again. I now tend to go a week or two without drinking then I binge drink…Continue
Today hasn't gone well.
It's funny how when you are feeling a little unsettled or on edge that molehills become mountains.
After a lazy morning, hubby decided we would go out for lunch. It is boiling hot here today, so his idea…Continue
We made it through June and July as a little support group - now we are into August. No-one is perfect here...we are just a small group of people trying to help each other stay on track and realise their dream of an alcohol free life...day by day…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