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Hip To Be Square By Lucy Rocca

When I was about ten years old, I had a bit of a thing for Huey Lewis and the News. One song of theirs, entitled ‘It’s Hip To Be Square’, was my particular favourite. The lyrics reference a hippy of the 1960s deserting his old, free-spirited existence and embracing a yuppie lifestyle instead. As a Sindy-loving, Marks-and-Spencer’s-clad child of the 1980s, I would happily sing along to Huey Lewis as it played on my Sony Walkman. At the time, I had no inkling as to what ‘being square'....Read more. Posted 26th September.



The Promise Of Alcohol By Veronica Valli

Someone asked me the other day if I missed drinking. It’s a strange question for an ex-drinker to answer because I never really drank because I liked alcohol. I drank because of the way alcohol made me feel. The first few times I ever got drunk, alcohol made me promises that it never kept. Alcohol promised to make me feel comfortable in my own skin. It fulfilled that promise at first, but then very swiftly it stopped. Alcohol then promised me connection, fun, excitement....Read more. Posted 12th September.



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....Read more. Posted 29th August.



Animal Tendencies By Lucy Rocca

As humans, we fall into the category of ‘animals’, although most people tend not to regard themselves as such. We are taught from birth that we are exceptional as a species, that we have the power to control our own destinies and alter the course of the world. And yet, so frequently we run into trouble, slamming up hard against significant mental barriers that prevent us.... Read more. Posted 26th September.



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....Read more. Posted 15th August.


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Missing you - not!!!

Posted by SharB on October 9, 2015 at 15:05 2 Comments

Day 6 AF.

Sleeping so much better, actually wake up - awake! If that makes sense.  I used to wake up and want to go back to sleep for a million years.  Now I wake up and am ready to get up and face the day.

I know it is…


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Self medicating

Posted by Sonia on October 9, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

This term, self-medicating, it's one that I recognized as true and deceptive at the same time.

So much of my drinking was to manage pain, emotional and physical... and drinking does, often, seem to… Continue

another sober friday

Posted by mollie on October 9, 2015 at 12:28 1 Comment

Happy Friday everyone.I hope you all have a good weekend,even if you are struggling like me at times.I have not been on much this week as i have had a lot going on and I missed it as I notice that I get a bit low when I am not in more regular…



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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5 Months to 50.....Who's With Me!!!

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Good Sunday Morning Ladies!  I joined Soberistas on May 4th and started a discussion called "New and Scared to Death".  I had some ups and downs since May 4th, most notably vacation, which I was very worried about.  Let's just say that vacation…Continue

Go AF for a week

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First day sober.....

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Hi everyone....I've just joined today. I've read and gained so much motivation through all your posts. I can see myself in every one of you.I have come to rock bottom with my drinking.....2 bottles of wine and vodka top ups daily. A 'functioning'…Continue


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