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KathrynK posted a comment on I Got 99 Problems... But Alcohol Ain't One
I hope this blog might be a concise guide for folks on Day 1 or those struggling with relapses.Thank you all SO very much for taking the time to read and commen... 8 minutes ago
Soil posted a comment on New opportunities
Well done Justus. Everything crossed for you. Keep us posted xxxx 24 minutes ago
Manch has commented in the forum discussions Optimistic October
Hey pals - heading home after long day at work and then pizza with art school son. I had an AF Bavarian lager - it tasted like Shreddies. Weird! x M 27 minutes ago
Smilinggirl has commented in the forum discussions Optimistic October
Hi allSpent last two days clearing out and washing walls ceiling floor furniture et c ready to decorate my bedroom,and transform it from squat to boudoir ! Our... 29 minutes ago
Nell posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
I love this Peony. Hugs, happiness & congratulations to you, dear heart. Xxxxx 30 minutes ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions Optimistic October
Hiya Besties All is well here.Steveo. 39 minutes ago
Mart100 posted a comment on New opportunities
Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 for You Justus :) x Well done on 3 months x 53 minutes ago
Sprinkles posted a comment on New opportunities
Well done you!!...whatever the outcome. :-) You're in my prayers. Xx 56 minutes ago
Newme2018 posted a comment on New opportunities
This is great news!!! I’m also 3 months sober and loving it.....started a new job (that I really wanted).....it’s full on but being the best me I can I’m alread... 58 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just finished work and I've no time to read back - I'm knackered (as per).Sending love and thanks for keeping me AF today.Will catch up tomorrow.Alys xx291/300❤... 1 hour ago
lizbee posted a comment on New opportunities
⭐️🌹🙏🏼 Go you! 1 hour ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Just wanted to share this for anyone struggling. DB - hello!!!!Snicky - I would totally love to play an online game with you! Beth - isn’t that just lovely, the... 1 hour ago
Strawbs posted a comment on Day 1... Again
Welcome palereflection. You'll find a lot of support on this site. You are making all the right moves. Nice honest blog and I agree with all the comments bel... 1 hour ago
Soil posted a comment on Day 1... Again
Welcome palereflection. We’ve all got to that low point where we hit the bottom of the well and know that we can’t goon living that way. We know there’s no fut... 1 hour ago
Libby has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick hello to all my fellow team mates and special congratulations to Schooch and PP at 100 and Allboymommy on 10days they really are the toughest to crack so... 1 hour ago
April_16 posted a comment on Prague!
Sounds amazing Miss J! A sauna in your apartment? That's pretty cool.xx. April 1 hour ago
April_16 posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
Many congrats Peony! You are a sober warrior goddess! xx. April 1 hour ago
overthewall posted a comment on Go away WW
You made the right choice, reaching for support instead of drink. That's all we're doing here. Keeping on making the right choice one day at a time. Well done! 1 hour ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick Accountability check in!🐞 1 hour ago
Louloublue has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Tired out on day 7/100. Glad to be in bed. Got my winter douvet on now it's lush. Can anybody tell me what QACI stand for..can't figure it out.Congratulations t... 1 hour ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning from Queensland!Schooch and PP, massive congratulations to you on 100 days AF! 🎊🎉🎈Well some to everyone today who is celebrating an achievement eve... 1 hour ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on Day 1... Again
Welcome pale perfection I second everything said below. All the quit lit and treats. I too am ashamed of all the horrible things I've done drunk. You 've done t... 1 hour ago
lindsay65 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Soil, thank you. Phew. I thought I would be this glowing menopausal woman as lots seem to really benefit in first couple of weeks but you're spot on - the tox... 1 hour ago
Sazza1975 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening everyone. I am having a weird one today. I just feel very odd, not sure who I am and why I am doing all of this - do I need to? Is it worth it? Why am I... 1 hour ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
Yay Peony!! I am so excited it's your soberversary!! Very happy for you. I talk to soberistas in my head too. I had an awful drinking dream last night and so gl... 1 hour ago
Cathy_1 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Sheer, thank you for your kind offer, however, I have booked a day-return ticket, and, anyway - if I came to your lovely house I may never want to leave again!S... 1 hour ago
Justus has posted the blog New opportunities
I'm very excited today as I was invited to the next step in the interview process for a job that I really, really want. Only one more step to go and fingers cr... 1 hour ago
Socks has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
TEAM:       SOBER SQUAD OCTOBER 16TH  2018TEAM LEADER:  BESS_88CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE ON THE BOARD AND WELCOME TO ALLBOYMOMMYAND THREE CHEERS FOR SCHOOCH A... 1 hour ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
What a great pic you look so happy! Huge congratulations xxx 1 hour ago
Deep blue has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Happy Birthday, Anastasia!!!Hoping everyone is ok. Relieved your heart is well, Beth. Anxiety is horrible. Amazing isn't it how docs are oblivious to the dan... 1 hour ago
Justus posted a comment on Day 1... Again
Welcome, friend. You're in the right place. We all have similar stories of doing things we're ashamed of. My last day drinking was because I spent three hour... 1 hour ago
SoberWish posted a comment on Day 1... Again
Welcome friend, I hear you and I see you too. I have been exactly where you're at and now just how bad it can feel.Today is day one and tomorrow will be even be... 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Day 16 - a big change
New look to go with the new you!! Good for you Sarah!! 2 hours ago
Hope123 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
A huge congratulations to PP and Schlooch. Fantastic work, ladies!This is a really quick quack as we are about to go out. Still warm enough to eat in the square... 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Honesty and playing it forward
Good job!! Remember, NQTD and Play the tape to the end!! You will be so proud of yourself and grateful that you don't have a hangover!! xx 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Go away WW
Great job Sparrow Legs!! It doesn't matter no one would know because you would know, and that is most important. You will be so proud of yourself and thankful... 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Tiny acorns
You are doing so great!! You have made it through the hardest bit already and it gets easier from here. Just keep guarding that tiny plant, and wait for the g... 2 hours ago
Billie_11 posted a comment on Prague!
Simply beautiful Miss J xx 2 hours ago
palereflection posted a comment on Birthday Thanks :-)
So beautifully written and right! Thank you for sharing!!! 2 hours ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Hi everyone,Sounds like you’re on track even though you are sick/ busy with work/ needing rest. Monkpug, are you a teacher as well? I am inspired by you lot. S... 2 hours ago
bellina62 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Well done Sober Squad! All the way from Allboymommy for the hardest first 10 to Libby leading the pack. Special congratulations to Schooch and P.Pepper for reac... 2 hours ago
palereflection has posted the blog Day 1... Again
Hi All, I just joined this group after hearing about it through a sobriety coaching website that I've also joined. I'm going to copy/paste what I wrote on tha... 2 hours ago
KatyJane has posted in the forum discussions All IN!!
Today is my 7th day sober. I am a single, 57 year old business owner and function at a very high level. I have known that I crossed over in to the dark hole o... 2 hours ago
palereflection has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Soil has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening allcongratulations to everyone on the board. Special wishes to lovely Peony in year one: here’s to many more. Well done Fit@45. Lindsay65. Yes, I won’t... 2 hours ago
josepion posted a comment on Tiny acorns
You're attitude and insight are spot on Virtutum. Well done. A good luck 2 hours ago
Kaiden12 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Faeth50 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning allQACI on day 53.....won’t drink alcohol today loveFaethxx 💕💖 2 hours ago
SelfLove01 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Patti posted a comment on 5 years a member
Welcome back Catherine! I do remember you! I'm so glad you took action to make your life better. I'm Soo sorry for the loss of your husband. I hope you gave you... 2 hours ago
laurenmac77 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on Disappointed
When the desire to stop drinking becomes stronger than the desire to carry on drinking, you will commit 100%. You will put sobriety above all else. Keep readi... 3 hours ago
Monkpug has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Hi all! My week is a killer one this week with parents evening‘S , hockey matches and house singing competitions as well as all the other normal stuff. Half ter... 3 hours ago
Beth_53 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Happy Birthday Anastasia! Sorry to have been offline for a few days, but I've not been feeling at all well. Heart pounding, not sleeping (but not drinking eith... 3 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
Oh Peony, I love you. I am so happy to see you celebrating, and your blogs always bring such a smile to my face. Sending you big hugs for your soberversary!!!... 3 hours ago
lindsay65 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Two weeks not drinking. I'm determined to not pick up one alcoholic drink but can't say I'm feeling great. To be really honest, I feel crap, grumpy and really... 3 hours ago
Gaynor posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
Congratulations! What a lovely picture - you look so happy. x 3 hours ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on Day 16 - a big change
Fantastic 💪💪😁 3 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on 5 years a member
Oh love, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. You must be going through tremendous grief. It doesn't surprise me that you're drinking more because alco... 3 hours ago
Gaynor posted a comment on Honesty and playing it forward
Well done for staying strong. x 3 hours ago
KathrynK posted a comment on I Got 99 Problems... But Alcohol Ain't One
I hope this blog might be a concise guide for folks on Day 1 or those struggling with relapses.Thank you all SO very much for taking the time to read and commen... 8 minutes ago
Soil posted a comment on New opportunities
Well done Justus. Everything crossed for you. Keep us posted xxxx 24 minutes ago
Manch has commented in the forum discussions Optimistic October
Hey pals - heading home after long day at work and then pizza with art school son. I had an AF Bavarian lager - it tasted like Shreddies. Weird! x M 27 minutes ago
Smilinggirl has commented in the forum discussions Optimistic October
Hi allSpent last two days clearing out and washing walls ceiling floor furniture et c ready to decorate my bedroom,and transform it from squat to boudoir ! Our... 29 minutes ago
Nell posted a comment on Honoring my One Year Anniversary, Part Three
I love this Peony. Hugs, happiness & congratulations to you, dear heart. Xxxxx 30 minutes ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions Optimistic October
Hiya Besties All is well here.Steveo. 39 minutes ago
Mart100 posted a comment on New opportunities
Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 for You Justus :) x Well done on 3 months x 53 minutes ago
Sprinkles posted a comment on New opportunities
Well done you!!...whatever the outcome. :-) You're in my prayers. Xx 56 minutes ago
Newme2018 posted a comment on New opportunities
This is great news!!! I’m also 3 months sober and loving it.....started a new job (that I really wanted).....it’s full on but being the best me I can I’m alread... 58 minutes ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just finished work and I've no time to read back - I'm knackered (as per).Sending love and thanks for keeping me AF today.Will catch up tomorrow.Alys xx291/300❤... 1 hour ago



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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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