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Discount Club - £5 discount for subscribers – The Re-launch By Lucy Rocca

Over the past few months we have been working really hard on some major improvements to the Soberistas website. As a bit of background, Soberistas was first launched in November 2012 on a shoestring budget, and as a result there are several issues with the current site which are far from ideal. Many of you will have experienced the page counter popping up when you’ve already purchased a membership. And lots of you over the years have....Read more. Posted 23rd April.



Ups and Downs: How Bipolar Disorder Has Affected My Life By Dr. Lewis Owens

“I remember turning to your mum and saying ‘He needs help!” Sitting in the kitchen with my parents and brother we laugh as we share stories. Dad is remembering the crispy roast potatoes that narrowly missed him on a Sunday lunchtime when I was twelve; Mum remembers the time I failed to hit her with a barrage of citrus fruit at the age of seven. My brother feels both my parents got off lightly and that if it wasn’t for the padded parka coat he was....Read more. Posted 9th April.



Relationships When You Are Alcohol-Free – Webinar Follow-up By Veronica Valli

This post relates to the webinar presented on April 26th by Veronica Valli and which all subscribers can watch at any time on the Soberistas Webinars page.
First, let me reassure you, now that you are alcohol-free your romantic relationships will be able to thrive and grow. There is nothing more toxic than an alcohol problem combined with a dysfunctional relationship. Sobriety can give us clarity and with clarity we....Read more. Posted 27th April.



The Secret Counsellor “Do Ever Wish You Weren’t An Alcoholic?”

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”― Dean Martin At first glance the quote above might seem to be a wholly inappropriate way of opening a post on a sobriety forum, but bear with me. You see, for many years this was my go-to, smartarse response should anybody suggest that my relationship with the Wine Witch was perhaps becoming a little too serious.... Read more. Posted 23rd April.



Small Good Things By ZelieSilent

My oldest daughter has struggled with mental health issues for half her life. Recently they’ve manifested in the form of an eating disorder. This week I attended my first ever Carer’s Workshop. This is after eight plus years of managing her condition.
This is what happened.
The building is called a RECOVERY COLLEGE. That’s a weird juxtaposition of words right there. I go in. There are pastries! On the NHS! Really good ones!....Read more. Posted 23rd April.


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Pre-birthday Party Update

Posted by suzyQ on April 30, 2016 at 11:00 1 Comment

Hi Istas.  Thank you to all of you that commented on my last post about the internal conflict I have been experiencing about whether to drink or not to drink at my 40th celebrations.  It is so helpful for me to know that many of you have been in…


Day 48

Posted by Sky1234 on April 30, 2016 at 10:48 0 Comments

Miserable last night wanted a glass/bottle okay probably would have been 2 bottles but I managed. Sun is shining, kitten has finally gone to sleep after running around and keeping me up most of the night. Chicken casserole on waiting for hubby to… Continue

Alcohol and non alcohol relationships- is their still a future?

Posted by Florence on April 30, 2016 at 10:00 3 Comments

I am on day 13 today and although i am not turning into the alcohol police I am concerned over how my relationship with my husband is going to end up.  He is a big drinker and for as long as I can remember has gone out with the boys for 'an hour'…


Back to day 1

Posted by LJ on April 30, 2016 at 8:55 10 Comments

Back to day 1- started with 1 drink on Wednesday, jumped to 3 on Thursday, and as much as I could last night before passing out.

Don't know why I did it-thought yet again I could stop at 1-clearly not- I should know that by now.

Hate… Continue


April - Sober Spring Is Here!

Started by Anastasia in General discussions. Last reply by Kerry 3 minutes ago. 396 Replies

"Spring is a time to find out where you are, who you are and and move toward where you are going"….Penelope Trunk  Welcome to the April Thread!!  We are a loving and supportive group dedicated to making progress in our journey to become alcohol…Continue

May-(king) an alcohol free life

Started by AFayear in General discussions. Last reply by Belle 9 minutes ago. 7374 Replies

This thread began in January 2015 with a large group of determined women. It ended 2015 with a slightly smaller group of even more determined women. Now we are facing 2016 with various levels of success behind us. Some have 3,  6, and 9 months  or…Continue

Tags: 2016, month, daily, challenge, AF


Started by Fearnomore in General discussions. Last reply by Eliza 2 hours ago. 8804 Replies

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

Tags: Older and hopefully wiser

Thread of support for fellow April newbies

Started by Janeyhopeful in New to Soberistas. Last reply by Christina 10 hours ago. 87 Replies

Hi - I've started my af journey again today - just looking for support from fellow newbies - anyone fancy being part of a thread of constant checking in and support? X


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