”Welcome to Soberistas. We are a worldwide community of friendly, non-judgmental people, all helping each other to kick the booze and stay sober. Create a profile for free and have a look around - you’ll find a wealth of information on ditching the drink, personal stories and lots of advice. Take out a subscription and enjoy full access to the site with plenty of extra features. Don’t beat yourself up about getting into difficulties with booze - join the Soberistas community instead and start working towards a happier, healthier you today.” - Lucy Rocca, Founder of Soberistas

The Soberistas Community


Recent Blogs

0
Replies
0
Likes
Aquaholic
14 minutes ago
1
Reply
3
Likes
Earyriser
54 minutes ago
4
Replies
9
Likes
Gilliwick
2 hours ago
2
Replies
6
Likes
Katie_41
6 hours ago
1
Reply
2
Likes
Waytogo
8 hours ago
1
Reply
2
Likes
Monajoan
8 hours ago
7
Replies
19
Likes
Aquaholic
11 hours ago
8
Replies
40
Likes
Miss_J
11 hours ago

Latest Activity

Caravanner has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning Sistas. I'm so sorry to read that some of you are going through challenging times,and hope that you remain strong and AF. Believe that the bad time... 4 minutes ago
Lozza52 posted a comment on Day 170 What???
Great post. I’m happy for you. Xx 5 minutes ago
Lassie_2 has posted the blog Want to go back to being AF, life was better
Hi Everyone. Thanks again for your support yesterday. As you know im a weekend drinker. Friday and sat evenings were my wine time. OH and i out social life... 6 minutes ago
Lozza52 posted a comment on 55 days - The eye of the storm
Your post perfectly sums up the clarity and rawness that sobriety brought me and continues to bring me.You seem to have a fantastic mental attitude to your curr... 8 minutes ago
AF5years has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Echo all of the comments below. It was a really pleasant afternoon yesterday, having a little more time with those I had spoken to in Edinburgh and meeting up w... 9 minutes ago
Aquaholic has posted the blog Day 30
First of all, thank you to everyone for your kind comments of support yesterday. It was much appreciated.It was a big thing for me to open up about my brother o... 14 minutes ago
coffee-cup has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Ailsy day 8️⃣0️⃣❣️ Well done my lovely xxx 😘 17 minutes ago
Louloulamour has posted the blog Yay ! Day 7 and feeling Super Duper!
Morning Folks!Day 7 and I'm feeling great. Had a brill weekend. I got so much done. Am excited to carry on and realised this morning am not dreading the party o... 17 minutes ago
Lozza52 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
So many great numbers out there today. Allioopsi - fantastic to be at 30days. Congratulations to Lizzie on 100days. Both are special achievements. BabyOnyx - t... 18 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Accidents happen
An accidental sip like that doesn't count. Must have been a shock tho. I also feel like no one can really drink without it being somewhat detrimental to their h... 21 minutes ago
Strawbs has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Morning all. Feeling much brighter this morning - thanks for your support. I don't think I got around to saying how HOT you looked Alys - drop dead gorgeous!... 21 minutes ago
Louloulamour posted a comment on 55 days - The eye of the storm
You are doing brilliantly. I agree it's exhausting sometimes.....but it's going to be worth it xxx 21 minutes ago
Mandymoo has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 22 minutes ago
Willy-Wagtail posted a comment on Sydney istas
Hi LTE, I just now caught up with your lovely blog. Aaaaw it was a great day and I am so looking forward to meeting up again in the New Year, maybe in Brisbane... 23 minutes ago
Louloulamour posted a comment on A moment of madness
Don't beat yourself up. You made a mistake. We all do it. It's called being human.Learn from it and get back on the sober train.You can do this xP.s Next time y... 25 minutes ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Living Free
Good morning lovesHope you had nice weekends! Mine went fast as well as trying to operate temporary kitchen had to unbox things then chores, Reiki, Running yoga... 31 minutes ago
Faby-1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to the Trace's Aces team for their achievements, to the 6 10 dayers, who've done so well to get these first days over. Great results.I just wan... 32 minutes ago
Ailsy has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Happy Monday everyone 💕💕💕💚💚💚Lovely to see new faces, hello peeps 👋👋RG you hang in there my honey, the kids will come round and adapt..... they're resilient wee... 33 minutes ago
Maggie_68 has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Morning all, I was sorry to miss yesterday’s lunch - my Dad had his varicose veins stripped (sorry to those eating breakfast) and although procedure went well h... 34 minutes ago
CarriePetermeyer has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 39 minutes ago
enough has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations TRACE'S ACES, great numbers today, BABYO on 290 days, Lizzie graduating on 100, 5 on 50, and 6 tenners,no less. Great work 'istas.And the monthe... 39 minutes ago
TJ has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Philly that is a hard one, I know that if someone had tackled me on my drinking I would have reacted badly but I also get your concern for your brother...mine i... 43 minutes ago
RachelBB has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Sparkles bet you still had to take one checking and re-checking today - thank you so so much for all your hard work xxxSrrawbs - I quite often do that but just... 45 minutes ago
Theonebigthing posted a comment on Day 16
I have choice of teas in my cupboard now - if I'm AF I am going to spoil myself with other things! x 45 minutes ago
Lacerta has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Brilliant AlysR you summed it up exactly why I want to be here, a corner of the site where the focus is being healthy and supporting each other. I am on other... 47 minutes ago
Eviegirl posted a comment on Day 170 What???
Thank you for continuing to share your journey, I’m just behind you on day 169 and your blogs keep me motivated to KOKO. I too am amazed at how the days keep ad... 47 minutes ago
AFsprings has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Morning Alys, morning CCThanks for the motivations CC.RG, In the long term the kids deserve to see you both happy. Whilst its really sad that you have to go thr... 48 minutes ago
Fearnomore has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
How about sunflower seeds or similar Cathy? Or look on Amazon, type in non plastic party gift ideas, something may come up?So sad for you Therese and Sheila, en... 49 minutes ago
Earyriser has posted the blog A moment of madness
Lately I had been feeling just overwhelmed with people. Work is full on people. At home I'm needed for everything and everyone. I really needed to be on my ow... 54 minutes ago
Jjj123 posted a comment on 55 days - The eye of the storm
Thanks for posting it’s powerful to hear how clear headed you are you are doing so well 57 minutes ago
Morningwalker has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Hope all goes well for your dad today Peace.Happy times SC and good to see your son.Glad the meet-up was as lovely as they always are.Here in Grange for a week.... 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Morning,RG all will be well. I remember my mum giving us that talk when we were little. It's a shock for sure, but in a very short space of time it became clear... 1 hour ago
Bess_88 posted a comment on I want to smash something
Thank you so much everyone, it has helped a lot getting it out there. He is apparently up and getting ready for work which is a big first step. x 1 hour ago
Theonebigthing posted a comment on 55 days - The eye of the storm
Brilliant post - I totally understand what you say - I stopped drinking when my husband left as I felt very strongly I needed all my wits about me to deal with... 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Morning all, just want to wish you well for this week. Let's have a good one x007mum I waver between forever and for now. All I need to know is that I won't dri... 1 hour ago
Daisy4leafclover has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Lizzie on your 100 days!! Lots of 50s on there too and 10s alongside me 🥳🥳🥳Have a great day everyone!!!Daisy4LC 10/100 1 hour ago
coffee-cup has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Morning Skinnies! 💋❤️RG sending you love, hugs, strength and calming vibes my lovely. You’ve got this, you knew it was gonna be a mountain to climb and challeng... 1 hour ago
Phillybear has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Good morning all,, SPARKLES no board 😱😱lol THANKYOU for all your hard work you do for us all , keeping us on the straight and narrow 🙏🙏 ,, it’s it great SHY cle... 1 hour ago
Lolaseagreen has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello - its a dark frosty morning here - winter is coming!!!!Lizzie - 100 days congrats!Running girl - I am thinking of you - its hard but it will get better an... 1 hour ago
FindingRoot has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on FOUR YEARS TODAY.. and You Raise Me Up... to more than I can be.
Warmest of congratulations dear Sheer! Who would ever have thunk (on purpose!) it four years ago that sobriety could ever be this incredible. May you continue... 1 hour ago
Aquaholic has commented in the forum discussions Day 1
Hi AmessFirst of all welcome to the site.I had many day 1’s over the past couple of years but I found staying close to this site this time has really helped me... 1 hour ago
shywolf has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
MorningI sympathise with you Strawbs one of the biggest problems I have had since giving up the drink in the early days was with my wife. I never thought it wo... 1 hour ago
Skelly100 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Gilliwick has posted the blog 55 days - The eye of the storm
When I stumbled over Annie Grace's thirty day alcohol experiment, I didn't quite realise what I'd signed up for. I knew I needed to drink less. I didn't need to... 2 hours ago
Sparkles has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
It is just one of those quirky days where there happens to be no day count or monthly milestones. 3 hours ago
Sparkles has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Mary, I think it is normal to think back on what we have done while we have been drunk with lots of regrets and shame.  The only useful purpose for that is to m... 3 hours ago
Bakemehappy has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 3 hours ago
Sparkles has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to everyone on The Trace’s Aces Team 🍁 !  Congratulations to our Monthly Milestone Achievers 💕 !  Congratulations BeesKnees on 50 Days!I didn't... 3 hours ago
MountainsCalling has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 3 hours ago
Deep blue posted a comment on FOUR YEARS TODAY.. and You Raise Me Up... to more than I can be.
Congrats, Sheer! Beautiful blog. 4 years is admirable!!!!We sang that song at my fathers funeral in July. :)Love, DB xx 4 hours ago
AMESS posted a comment on Day 29
Very inspiring!!! Have a lovely week... I lost a brother too and I believe that is when I started to smother pain. Keep up your strength!!! I'm on day 2. Th... 4 hours ago
April_16 posted a comment on Light and shade
Heartwarming blog Janice. The light is beautiful. Hugs to you in caring for your parents.xx. April 5 hours ago
bellina62 posted a comment on Are we ever totally free
I just passed 500 days and had a bad wobble a couple of weeks back. The best advice I got was to lash myself to the mast and weather the storm. I did just that... 5 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on I want to smash something
Awful situation. I don't know what to say. Sending a huge hug. 5 hours ago
3038 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
i’ve done a lot of reading on the thread today. So many great posts. I had a nice quiet AF day. Have a great week! 5 hours ago
Allioopsi has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just a quick check in to say hey! And also because I just checked my day counter app and realized I’m 30 days AF today! Woo Hoo! Had to come on and screenshot t... 5 hours ago
JiggyMom has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 5 hours ago
Caravanner has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning Sistas. I'm so sorry to read that some of you are going through challenging times,and hope that you remain strong and AF. Believe that the bad time... 4 minutes ago
Lozza52 posted a comment on Day 170 What???
Great post. I’m happy for you. Xx 5 minutes ago
Lassie_2 has posted the blog Want to go back to being AF, life was better
Hi Everyone. Thanks again for your support yesterday. As you know im a weekend drinker. Friday and sat evenings were my wine time. OH and i out social life... 6 minutes ago
Lozza52 posted a comment on 55 days - The eye of the storm
Your post perfectly sums up the clarity and rawness that sobriety brought me and continues to bring me.You seem to have a fantastic mental attitude to your curr... 8 minutes ago
AF5years has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Echo all of the comments below. It was a really pleasant afternoon yesterday, having a little more time with those I had spoken to in Edinburgh and meeting up w... 9 minutes ago
Aquaholic has posted the blog Day 30
First of all, thank you to everyone for your kind comments of support yesterday. It was much appreciated.It was a big thing for me to open up about my brother o... 14 minutes ago
coffee-cup has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Ailsy day 8️⃣0️⃣❣️ Well done my lovely xxx 😘 17 minutes ago
Louloulamour has posted the blog Yay ! Day 7 and feeling Super Duper!
Morning Folks!Day 7 and I'm feeling great. Had a brill weekend. I got so much done. Am excited to carry on and realised this morning am not dreading the party o... 17 minutes ago
Lozza52 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
So many great numbers out there today. Allioopsi - fantastic to be at 30days. Congratulations to Lizzie on 100days. Both are special achievements. BabyOnyx - t... 18 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Accidents happen
An accidental sip like that doesn't count. Must have been a shock tho. I also feel like no one can really drink without it being somewhat detrimental to their h... 21 minutes ago



Statistics
Total topics
5831
Total posts
183274
Total members
59739
Newest member
Most popular discussion
100 DAY AF CRUSADE

Feature Articles


Soberistas Is 7 Years Old On November 26th! By Lucy Rocca


In 1995, I received my first instruction on mindfulness. I was sitting on a chairlift next to my best friend, the two of us chattering away excitedly (twenty years old and on our first parent-free skiing trip) as we dangled our skis a little reckless...

11 comments | 22 Likes

In 1995, I received my first instruction on mindfulness. I was sitting on a chairlift next to my bes...

When You Know It’s Time To Say Goodbye For Good By Lucy Rocca


Several years ago, I became involved in a crazy, intense, full-blown love affair that lasted twenty-four, turbulent months. I don’t think I’d ever truly been in love before this relationship; the emotional roller coaster it set me on was unlike anyth...

3 comments | 21 Likes

Several years ago, I became involved in a crazy, intense, full-blown love affair that lasted twenty-...

Soberistas’ October Round Up By Lucy Rocca


As I write this, the temperature here in Sheffield is 11 degrees centigrade, the skies are grey, and it’s drizzling in that delightful British style that so many of us love to hate. But a week and a half ago I was taking part in the Palma half-marath...

1 comments | 18 Likes

As I write this, the temperature here in Sheffield is 11 degrees centigrade, the skies are grey, and...

New Life - A Short Story By Jacqui Gregory


“I’m absolutely fine, love,” she smiled.Her daughter’s eyes scrutinised Eleanor’s face … “Are you sure?” They had never really talked about Eleanor’s penchant for gin, but the arrival of her first grandchild had put it on the unwritten agenda. Q...

2 comments | 12 Likes

“I’m absolutely fine, love,” she smiled.Her daughter’s eyes scrutinised Eleanor’s face … “Are you su...

Lucy Rocca's Story

Making a difference

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!

Reviews

"

"Soberistas has been like a life-line for me. I doubt I would have got sober without it, and I will continue to use it for the foreseeable future."

"

"The site feels like a completely safe place to discuss anything related to my life before and after I stopped drinking almost one year ago."

"

"It's an absolute life saver. I have an enormous debt of gratitude to Lucy, as Soberistas has been the resource which has finally made me stop drinking - completely."

"

"It's a unique resource of help, guidance and encouragement, under the banner of anonymity."

"

"Soberistas has made an incredible difference to my drinking habits - I am currently 3 weeks sober and it is down to Soberistas!"

"

"Soberistas has made the biggest difference to my life. I have had a problematic relationship with alcohol for 20 years and now I feel positively sober.  The support of people with the same stories as me is what's made the difference."

"

"It has been invaluable to me! I regard the women I communicate with as friends now, and we support one another greatly!"

"

"I don't feel like it's me alone with an issue. I realise that it's my problem but that I'm not a freak. The support helps so much. You feel so proud of yourself when you go AF."

"

"This site gave me the strength and support I needed to quit completely. Understanding that professional women like me shared similar difficulties made all the difference."

"

"Soberistas is a brilliant website. Being part of the community makes the world seem a less lonely place"

"

"It has been an amazing support for me. It has educated me on all aspects of the effects on me and society at large of this highly addictive drug."

"

"It is unique in that it's for women, educated women, and accessible at all times to dip in or out of when necessary or convenient."

Source: Southampton University Survey 2015

About Us


Soberistas is a safe, online space where you can meet people who are working towards a happier, healthier and alcohol-free life. Our logo stems from the Bird of Paradise flower which has the following meaning; freedom, magnificence, good perspective and that something strange and wonderful is about to occur.

Going booze-free isn’t about missing alcohol forever! It’s about loving life in control and being the best version of you that you can possibly be…joining the Soberistas community can really help you reach your alcohol-free goal.

10995

Facebook Fans

60478

Registered Members

54312

Soberistas Articles created

Contact Us

Please, wait while we process your payment