So what does cause otherwise perfectly sane people to find – often quite suddenly – that they’ve lost control of their drinking? And that despite numerous and determined efforts they cannot regain it? This is a question that’s puzzled me for some time. I am not exaggerating when I say I have met hundreds of people who either have a problem or once had a problem with alcohol. We seem to have certain traits in common.... Read more. Posted 13th April.
How becoming alcohol-free has finally brought Ruby a sense of calm and freedom after years of turbulence.
I am writing this as part of the journey to sobriety. It is the first time that I have been honest with myself about my drinking problem. Writing it down, seeing it in black and white, re-reading and editing more truths .... Read more. Posted 30th March.
When I stopped drinking I started writing, and the blog I wrote has now been made into a book entitled Glass Half Full, published by Accent Press. Glass Half Full details my personal journey from a reluctant non-drinker to a contented Soberista. The following.... Read more. Posted 16th March.
There are many awful things about drinking, most of which I’m sure you’re already aware of. But the worst part for me was the realization that when I thought I was ‘living life to the full’ and ‘seizing the moment’ I was actually living 50% at best. I wasn’t even a daily drinker.... Read more. Posted 2nd March.
It would depend on what your beliefs are about where a drinking problem comes from as to the explanation of how I got here. Looking at the nature/nurture debate, my father is a recovering alcoholic of 17 years so I had the genetic heritage. My step father was an alcoholic so I grew up in a daily drinking.... Read more. Posted 16th February.
My friend gave up alcohol for Lent so was ready to have a drink on Saturday night at a party we were all at. Her husband bought her a spirit and after one sip she pulled a face, saying she wasn't sure she wanted to do this…..she left the drink on…Continue
For some reason I didn't go AF in February and didn't re-read the Vale book. I don't know why really as have been boozing most evenings, gained some weight (which I hate) and often woke at about 3am worried as hell that the evil monster alcohol…Continue
Morning all. This is to ask all you techno peeps a question on Tablets (no not the ones you take!!) the computer thingies.....I am going away and am fretting as I have to leave my computer behind!!!! I need to get access to you guys...SO can…Continue
Dear Lovely Soberistas,Spurred on by the wonderful meet up we recently had in York I thought I'd get some more details out to you about the Bristol one, I can't wait to see you all!I have emailed all of you that I have down on my list as being…Continue
Well the journey started in December/January and what a journey it's been so far! I began thinking a couple would reply to my wee thread but it's become a daily source of comfort, support and challenge not just for me but for those who have been…Continue
Hi, several weeks ago I decided to stop drinking alcohol as I woke up feeling wretched and ashamed following a Sunday tipple that ended up with me drunk and unable to remember most of the evening. I went two weeks without and it was fine. I are lots…Continue