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sunnysideup posted a comment on Day 28!!!!!!
That’s a fantastic time - well done! I can hardly run to the car at the min - working on it though ;) Congrats xx 2 minutes ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I feel like drinking. Felt like it all day.🙁 3 minutes ago
HelenSB posted a comment on Can't. Quit.
I feel your pain, I am struggling too.  Just be kind to yourself- when you feel terrible, watch your favourite shows on the tele- eat your favourite foods and c... 3 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Read back and quick check in. Sorry to the blue fans - going to buy some pale grey paint today. The duck egg needs to be gone. My stairs look poorly. 🤢Steveo I... 3 minutes ago
Sheila_11 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Cathy, you will know when the time is right for you to have another dog. For us it will be about 9months since Dylan diedand I feel ready for another one. There... 6 minutes ago
BlueAngel posted a comment on Chocolates would be nice
I snorted at your pork chop comment!!This is so passive aggressive, but you just need to refuse it. Say no, thank you. I don't want it, I don't drink. Stop bein... 7 minutes ago
SKF has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Fantastic results AAFs. Socks and Foxglove, you're both an inspiration. Well done Kk77 on the century!! Welcome Teaforever and Bibs2402. Hoping you all have a g... 9 minutes ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on Fast forward
Well done for blogging Janelle!! That is the best step to take....tiny steps in front of each other. One day at a time....You have had the peace of mind and all... 13 minutes ago
SheilaO has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 15 minutes ago
Molly_52 has posted the blog Thank you
Morning peeps just wanted to say a very big thankyou for your response to my struggling blog yesterday.For me if I blog it out...I feel it scares off the WW a l... 18 minutes ago
Socks has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
TEAM:  AWESOME ALCOHOL FREE AUGUST 14th 2018 CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE ON THE BOARD ESPECIALLY TO SOCKS (me!!) FOXGLOVEANDKK77. WELCOME TO NEWCOMERS TEAFOREVE... 22 minutes ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on Day 28!!!!!!
omg Hedwig that's fantastic....a marathon and that time ...amazing. Well done you must be so so proud of yourself. Very inspiring !! Hoot Hoot !! 31 minutes ago
happylady has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just bobbing on to say a huge congratulations to Flow on a wonderful 500 days. I've missed you posting recently but you were a fab guide for me when I first sta... 32 minutes ago
overthewall posted a comment on Feeling anti-social
It's wonderful that you are 3 yrs sober. You should be so proud of your strength and commitment. Maybe you need to apply that strength to the next step of recov... 38 minutes ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Hiya Besties Quick accountability check-in, San & Me, our agenda is as per usual today, poached cod, parsley sauce, pots & veg tonight, excersise bike p... 39 minutes ago
carrie_19 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning all, just checking in on day 21. This sober life is just wonderful. Feel happier and healthier than I have felt in ages. I have tried so many times over... 43 minutes ago
Turn_the_corner has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning Ista’s and Sobro‘s. Feeling a bit more chipper today for no particular reason.Socks congrats on your 400 days and enjoy your rainy walks - sounds really... 44 minutes ago
Elizabethct has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 44 minutes ago
MainlyVegan has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning everyone.Impressive batch of certificates today - congratulations!I spent the evening chatting to a friend in the Jacuzzi at the spa last night, much be... 48 minutes ago
Star76 has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Huge congrats on 500 days for yesterday DD, that is some impressive number, nice Dress and key ring! Good luck Mazz, I’m sure you’ll ace the exam, you've work s... 1 hour ago
Laverenda posted a comment on Can't. Quit.
I cannot add anything to these comments but they bring a tear to my eye and a lump in my throat. These are the kind of words that really did make me quit. I rea... 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning lovelies,having to be quick this morning - things to do.Soberforward keep in my love. I'm only having fun at the mo because I'm a teacher and term time... 1 hour ago
Tara12 has posted the blog A decent nights sleep
So on Sunday something happened that upset me, just family things and a stupid comment. As a result I went to bed thinking about it and woke at 1.30 still think... 1 hour ago
spared has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Sulk, sulk and further sulk. Ok got that out of the way. I believe most people arrive on Sunday 23rd. So the first weekend is possibly out. Also the ’core’ date... 1 hour ago
AFsprings posted a comment on Loan shark...
Love that analogy. Fab. AFs x 1 hour ago
brownhair posted a comment on 500 Days !!!
500 days! How fantastic is that?! You absolutely should be proud. As a fellow Ista, I'm proud of you too! Thank you for posting, it's so inspiring. Congratulati... 1 hour ago
Skye100 posted a comment on Can't. Quit.
Hello Can't. Quit, you sound like me, I can't do more than a couple of days - its pathetic. Alcohol is a family member, one that has taken to an early grave th... 1 hour ago
georgiekat1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning allQuick check in before I head off to work.Lubbie sorry to hear you’ve had bad news, we’re all here for you, hugs xVee-eye-vee sorry you’ve had a rubbi... 1 hour ago
Startingout has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning Peeps. Here are your certs xxMahoosive congratulations everyone.Any mistakes or omissions please pm me asap and I'll put it right.Alys xx 1 hour ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on 41 Days - When do you stop wanting to drink?
As long as you see alcohol as a reward, a treat, a fun thing to do, you will continue to find it hard to stop.  It would help to work on changing your mindset t... 1 hour ago
emma_56 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
MorningCheck in at the start of day 3, feeling more positive today about being sober. Although I fear I've replaced wine with Haribo. Love the encouragement fro... 1 hour ago
Tattypoo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I’ve had some lovely replies to my post and you’ve made me feel so much better, thank you and to everyone who takes the time to post you should know that you ma... 1 hour ago
Kopanda posted a comment on Insides (almost) matching outsides
What a lovely post. I am also so delighted for you and the Saint and your obvious happiness. I must remember this post as I too have the jitters when I am due t... 1 hour ago
Nana Treen has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Sulking aside, Sheer, a venue for a "main event" type luncheon was discussed (i.e. Sally43 et moi over breakfast!). The restaurant that is usually used in Edin... 1 hour ago
Hedwig posted a comment on Day 28!!!!!!
Thank you! The reason I kept crashing is because i’d Come home and let the adrenaline wear off and the. Completely crash a few days later. And drink myself stup... 1 hour ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Good morning all All is well so far so good. Steveo im trying to stay grounded lol. ThanksYour welcome Em, it will be nice for DD to do as been here since begin... 1 hour ago
Susie57 has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Morning all,Welcome Riotousjoy.Instrusive neighbour been shouting for me since 5.45. Asked if she was okay (from bedroom window), and yes, she’s fine, just wan... 1 hour ago
Alizou has posted the blog And - Take a Breath! Day 226
Hello everyone,So as ever, life continues apace! The big home improvement continues. Floors (apart from stairs) all done. My bedroom is just lovely - light, air... 1 hour ago
LyndaJ has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Check in day 2Had a good sleep & feeling a bit brighter today. Enjoyed reading some fantastic blogs & knowing how we all struggle somehow makes me feel... 1 hour ago
Brixtonliver has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
RachelBB has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning or Evening wherever you are! Socks your post is beautiful thank you so much for your post- you have such a lovely way of writing that expresses your car... 1 hour ago
Monkpug posted a comment on The "Non-Problem" Problems that Alcohol Creates
You are completely right. I find I end not being bothered to do the simplest things, like cook a decent supper. Here is to a bright and clear future. 2 hours ago
Jane_280 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Cathy -think you are spot on Lily would want you to be happy and is lovely to think of her looking on in a motherly way , there are no rules on grief/ time rest... 2 hours ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Ah, always a great danger when mentioning lots that you’ll miss out one important person! Of course if it had to be anybody then in the spirit of martyrdom it i... 2 hours ago
RachelBB posted a comment on Odd one out
Hi Miss J - glad you cancelled the online coaching course who needs that!! I know what you mean about worrying about running out of strong tablets (great descri... 2 hours ago
Enchante posted a comment on Insides (almost) matching outsides
Congratulations on your insides!!! Great news x 2 hours ago
Petal has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
It is different to POA Escoffier, I do have that for T but it does mean if anything happens to M I'll be informed first. Also I can feel that POA I being pushed... 2 hours ago
RachelBB posted a comment on Insides (almost) matching outsides
Wonderful blog Expat - Im always swerving social occasions I need to stop it! Congratulations on the pregnancy this is wonderful news xxxxx 2 hours ago
Alizou posted a comment on Can't. Quit.
You can do this, honestly. Until January this year, I was in a similar position. My drinking escalated when I lost my Mum, Dad and brother, and it reached a poi... 2 hours ago
Enchante posted a comment on Harder than I thought
Hope you enjoyed your roast and a clear nights sleep. You know you can do this and you’re aware of the benefits. Just take note at the necat hurdle. Stop. Inqui... 2 hours ago
Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Good morning all, Great to see you on here Demeter 😊Welcome Riotoujoy 😊Mazz thanks for all you have done on here, & thanks to DD for offering to help out f... 2 hours ago
Enchante posted a comment on Feeling anti-social
I hear ya! There are still occasions when I can let these thoughts wreck my head too, I’m probably still avoiding certain friends ( loose term now!) and have l... 2 hours ago
RachelBB posted a comment on Chocolates would be nice
Brilliant ‘shagged by the ww’ love that you don’t miss it Laverenda xx 2 hours ago
Enchante posted a comment on Can't. Quit.
Echoing all that have typed before me, you really can do this. Sending you a big hug for your loss, it’s Nature Nat time now. Today. Ironically nature helped an... 2 hours ago
RachelBB posted a comment on The 10k
From Easter you’ve built up to a 10k - that’s fabulous Dochas! Well done 🥇🤗Running keeps me sane and it’s been an absolute life saver on my AF journey xxxx 2 hours ago
Enchante posted a comment on The 10k
Fabulously uplifting blog! Living life Bottle to bottle, I’m definitely going to steal that quote!Beo saor in aisce!x 2 hours ago
Alizou posted a comment on Harder than I thought
Hi Michelle, stay strong - you did this before, you can do it again! xx 2 hours ago
Alizou posted a comment on A weight lifted
Am so glad you got through that tough period, Isabelle. I've not commented but I've followed all your blogs. So pleased you didn't succumb to the old foe. Enjoy... 2 hours ago
sunnysideup posted a comment on Day 28!!!!!!
That’s a fantastic time - well done! I can hardly run to the car at the min - working on it though ;) Congrats xx 2 minutes ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I feel like drinking. Felt like it all day.🙁 3 minutes ago
HelenSB posted a comment on Can't. Quit.
I feel your pain, I am struggling too.  Just be kind to yourself- when you feel terrible, watch your favourite shows on the tele- eat your favourite foods and c... 3 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions Authentic August
Read back and quick check in. Sorry to the blue fans - going to buy some pale grey paint today. The duck egg needs to be gone. My stairs look poorly. 🤢Steveo I... 3 minutes ago
Sheila_11 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Cathy, you will know when the time is right for you to have another dog. For us it will be about 9months since Dylan diedand I feel ready for another one. There... 6 minutes ago
BlueAngel posted a comment on Chocolates would be nice
I snorted at your pork chop comment!!This is so passive aggressive, but you just need to refuse it. Say no, thank you. I don't want it, I don't drink. Stop bein... 7 minutes ago
SKF has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Fantastic results AAFs. Socks and Foxglove, you're both an inspiration. Well done Kk77 on the century!! Welcome Teaforever and Bibs2402. Hoping you all have a g... 9 minutes ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on Fast forward
Well done for blogging Janelle!! That is the best step to take....tiny steps in front of each other. One day at a time....You have had the peace of mind and all... 13 minutes ago
SheilaO has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 15 minutes ago
Molly_52 has posted the blog Thank you
Morning peeps just wanted to say a very big thankyou for your response to my struggling blog yesterday.For me if I blog it out...I feel it scares off the WW a l... 18 minutes ago



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The Sober Revolution; Your 6-Week Plan By Sarah Turner & Lucy Rocca


In many a fleeting moment we all experience sparks of ideas, a sudden decision to live another way or to enact a deep and lasting change to the person we are inside. Frequently these monumental thoughts have disappeared into the ether before we have...

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Tough AF By Lucy Rocca


I’m sure I’ve written about this topic before. In fact, I know I have, several times. But I’m going to write about it again, and it goes along these lines: You Are Stronger Than You Think. I was a tough kid. Nothing fazed me. I was the leader in...

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When Our Partner Drinks By Jo De Rosa


We make the decision; feel ready to step out into a new world, and at the very first hurdle we fall because there is no support at home.  This is a major issue; when those closest to us remain where we used to be, and do not choose to join...

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Azure Recovery Retreat – Alcohol-Free Relaxation and Rejuvenation


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Lucy Rocca's Story

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After two decades of drinking more than I ever set out to, I kicked the booze once and for all in April 2011. In 2012 I set up soberistas.com and now work full time as editor of the site and am a passionate advocate of alcohol-free living. If you would like to get in touch please email me on lucy@soberistas.com - I’d love to hear from you!

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