While growing up I was pretty much protected from the world of alcohol. My parents drank very little, and they didn't socialise. I was lonely as a child being the youngest by a few years, spending my teenage years by myself a lot, at home. Country towns in Australia have a strong drinking culture and it wasn't long before I discovered that boys drank a great deal. The drinking age then was twenty-one but underage drinking was rife and wasn't actively policed....Read more. Posted 30th August.
On less than three hours' sleep, I frequently opened my eyes, still very, very drunk. But everything was different. Gone was that 'rarin' to go' energy of the night before. In its place, just dopey exhaustion. Heading in was always better than pulling out. I'd brush my teeth in the shower and try to get it together. I would stand in the bathtub for a few minutes, worn out and bloated. Waves of nausea crashing against the walls of my insides, heartburn rising up the tube of my throat....Read more. Posted 16th August.
On 21st September 2013 I took my last drink. As a nurse who has cared for alcoholic liver disease patients and whose own father was a daily drinker, I have seen the impact of booze on both my patients physically, and on my father....Read more. Posted 30th August.
I used to value my job and wealth far more than I did my happiness or my health. I’m sure this rings true for many people; being consumed by work and other activities often has us forgetting about the most important things in life....Read more. Posted 16th August.
This is probably one of the first things to go through a person’s head when she or he embarks upon an alcohol-free life – the holiday, one of the many occasions when it’s almost obligatory to drink, together with the realisation....Read more. Posted 19th July.
|Feeling really good about 9 months AF! When I think a life from conception to birth can be created in 9 months - well, so can a new life! I still get the odd 'Wouldn't it be nice' when drinking friends are going out on a jolly, but actually the…Continue
I'll be in my safe place soon, in bed with a book to hand. My head will be tired but clear and not dulled by alcohol for a change. I've got to the end of day 2 and made my daughter happy (see my last post). Apart from some cravings just after…Continue
My last post was a downer, this will be an upper. Such is life.
I was going to meet a friend for sushi the other night and I was nervous. She is an ex-drinking buddy. I have shared my story with her before and at times she's been…Continue
on sofa with cat and bad tv,just back from weight watchers - put a pound on but after two weeks of junk food and booze and no exercise.Plan to make lots of healthy stews,curries and chilli now the weather is turning.
I've got biopsy…Continue
I have been a member of Soberistas from the start and it has been a huge part of my AF journey. I have my ticket but I'm not at my destination yet. I go from being a few weeks AF to a week of drinking a bottle of wine a night. Sobriety is a huge…Continue
Hi istas and sobrosAnyone in this area fancy meeting for coffee/cakes/soda?Birmingham may be most central and plenty of nice places near new street station.If you register some interest, i ll co ordinate it!Would love to meet istas/sobros in the…Continue
I have wanted to stop drinking wine for ages now, but can only seem to last 2 days maximum then feel depressed and really crave it so give up. How do people get past that. Alcohol is ruining my life i have lost friends over it done really crazy…Continue