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Tell Tale Signs Of An Alcohol Problem By Lucy Rocca

Lots of people make light of getting drunk. Getting drunk is not perceived as a terrible thing to do in Western society – as long as it’s done in the right way, within the parameters of acceptability and by nice people, in pleasant surroundings. Without shame, sickness, falling over, fighting, adultery or losing too much control. Without the loss of bodily functions and complete cognitive disarray – then it’s ok. You might want to add in a few more considerations....Read more. Posted 29th August.



Falling In Love With Being a Soberista: When You Don’t Want To Miss A Single Moment… By SueS

It never occurred to me in a million years that I would be sober at my thirty years anniversary party. That’s a lot of years to be married. An accomplishment to celebrate. With champagne, am I right? Lots and lots of it. I was one of those women who thought about taking a break from alcohol, but then I’d say, “Oh but we have the wedding in Colombia”, or “It’s my birthday next month”....Read more. Posted 15th August.



A Square Peg in a Round Hole: One Woman’s Story of Drinking into Disarray By Jane

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....Read more. Posted 1st August.



Soberistas and the University of Southampton Would Love Your Help Please! By Lucy Rocca

Soberistas is approaching its third birthday. When we launched on November 26th, 2012, nobody foresaw what an amazing community was about to get started, least of all me. I had a sneaking suspicion that I wasn’t the only person who had a troubled relationship with alcohol and who wanted to find an alternative....Read more. Posted 29th August.



The Ties That Bind Us By Carrie Armstrong

I went to the future. But when I got there I couldn’t find you.
I searched everywhere I could think of but there was no trace of you. It was the same story every place I went. When I asked about you, people just looked at me blankly. I wrote you a letter instead. I left it in the first place I thought you would look for me if you had gone to the future and found me missing.... Read more. Posted 29th August.

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10 top reasons to love being sober

Posted by Cookbarb on August 31, 2015 at 13:46 0 Comments

I am still in the "bush" in Canada. My hydro imposed exile has given my lots of opportunity to think about why I drank to the point i did and most important why I never want to back to that lifestyle.  I love top 10 lists so I decided to compile…


Feel the fear and do it anyway....

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.... but do I really have to?!


So when I first gave up drinking two years ago, after an initial shaky six month period where each social event was a huge challenge in the build up to it, my life opened up again.  I could do things…


Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015 - Reset the counter

Posted by Completely Calm Louise on August 31, 2015 at 10:30 7 Comments

I'm sorry to say that, despite my wise words, I limped on, drinking, for a few more days.

We went to a big party with friends who have been on the verge of splitting up for a few years and just felt so sensitive and awkward. The husband… Continue


Posted by powerwalker on August 31, 2015 at 9:55 5 Comments

My husband seems to understand that I can;t moderate.  I can't ust have one now and again,  just drink on holiday etc etc.  I have been married for 14 years this year and with him for 16,   drinking fairly heavily for most of the time.  When we…




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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

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Joyful January, jumped through June and July we amble relaxed into August in readiness for Sexy September

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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

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Sober challenge for one week continued

Started by Stacey in General discussions. Last reply by Alexann 1 hour ago. 99 Replies

Hi thereI was blogging here this morning and noticed alot of us unforunately are on day 1.I have been trying to stay AF for the last year and a half but lately the blips are getting too frequent and the blackouts are scary.I was chatting to some…Continue

Anyone in manchester region fancy meeting up socially?

Started by Frank1978 in Soberistas Meet Ups. Last reply by Geordie 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

Amazing how vacant life feels when you remove booze if you're a binger like me. Trying to abstain and really need to re engage, meet new friends and get interested again (without booze). Surely possible.Continue


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