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Never2late posted a comment on The desire is here
I resisted the urge and felt great in the am ! 11 minutes ago
despicableme posted a comment on Newbie 🤗
You have made a great choice. I am five weeks sober and don't recogn myself. Sleeping like a bear, lostcten pounds and blood pressure under control. This site i... 1 hour ago
kady has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
I just read takingmylifeback's blog (Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)). It's a good one, and she talks about how getting sober is different for everyone. Spot on... 1 hour ago
despicableme posted a comment on This is what happens
You are amazing. U can do this💗 1 hour ago
despicableme posted a comment on 2017...so over it!
Happy birthday. Great post so inspirational 1 hour ago
Alice8976 posted a comment on Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
This is brilliant. I have bookmarked. You are right about the meet ups - just had my first meet up in Brighton and it was so lovely - everyone just ”gets it” an... 1 hour ago
kady has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
Sarnia, lights are beautiful, well done on being AF, lady! Newlife, so happy to hear the party was fun. Ginger beer and mineral water hurray. Arty, good on you... 1 hour ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas!
Good evening. Mk - you look gorgeous!! Have a blast and cause that scandal! Let them talk. 😜Beth - I have been so tired from working overtime. I feel like I’m n... 2 hours ago
despicableme posted a comment on This is why I would never moderate... because I never forget.
Well said Sally. I dabbled last week with a pity party of one beer and felt the urge/rage to get another. So you are dead right. I don't want to ever feel the s... 2 hours ago
DamYankee posted a comment on Newbie 🤗
Welcome Jennawoo! Finding this site (well, having it recommended to me by a friend) has been a life-changer for me. Glad you're with us xxx 2 hours ago
DamYankee posted a comment on Non-drinkers are boring - nonsense!!
Welcome, SomersetSteve! Tell us a little about yourself next time? (and thanks for the laugh) xxx 2 hours ago
AngelonaRevival has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Oh Nightmare, I am so glad that you were able to help your son when he really needed you. I hope his surgery goes well and that he makes a full recovery.Blessin... 3 hours ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Nightmare, what a fricken scare!! Take care and I hope the surgery goes well tomorrow. Feel good about yourself that you were in a position to act and get your... 3 hours ago
Demeter has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I'm so sorry to hear about your son's terrible accident Nightmare. What an ordeal. I hope he can get that surgery tomorrow. It's brilliant you were able to ha... 3 hours ago
Deborah57 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 3 hours ago
Aspiring posted a comment on Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
Love this TMLB. Bookmarked. Feeling frustrated at being in my sickbed and not making it to the meet today.My piece of advice - becoming AF appears very daunting... 4 hours ago
Phillybear has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Omg Nightmare ,,, hope all goes well for him in the morning and we’ll done you for being there when he needed you xx thinking of you xxoo 4 hours ago
butterfly1974 posted a comment on This is what happens
Hope your feeling better hun , all here for you xxxx lots of love bf xx 4 hours ago
Carrie_47 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
OMG Nightmare thank goodness you were sober, so wonderful that you could be there for him, hope all goes well for him and have a wonderful skiing trip!We are bu... 4 hours ago
Suzanne_32 posted a comment on Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
absolutely fuc*ing spot on. thankyou.I am just in the door from the annual girls Xmas party night. 11pm I'm in bed. left them all doing conga into a nightclub l... 4 hours ago
ratherbeswimming posted a comment on This is what happens
Aussie B!! Ugh...I feel the disappointment, but that’s okay. Took me an entire year to figure out I couldn’t moderate...once I had that first glass, all the “m... 4 hours ago
Alanaford110 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 4 hours ago
Newlife77 has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
Home and safe.Had ginger beer and lime, mineral water and a coffee. Also had a chicken burger and sweet potato fries. Was really relaxed and fun.Love the Robin... 4 hours ago
Tracie_2016 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good evening you super sober beauties Tracie is in bed with a pukka shattered after a long but lovely family day. But a day when I have seen far too many people... 4 hours ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
hi all posted a really long reply and bleeding lost it xx read everyone's news xx send lots of love and thank you for your lovely posts xxxx got called into wor... 4 hours ago
miriam_3 posted a comment on Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
Hi I must say that I love this blog - you cover so much in it and also reach out to so many of us. I'm always amazed how such a diverse group of people (because... 4 hours ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Ethanol in Medication
Not......u need sleep freedom. Mind yourself. X 4 hours ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
Powerful stuff Julia. Glad u all had a lovely meet up!-yay! 4 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions Daily check in - Rocking this Advent and Xmas 2017
Finished all the wrapping and most of the cards today and I’m so happy because I found Disney princess Christmas wrap for my new granddaughter’s gifts! Of cours... 4 hours ago
Runlivesparkle has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 4 hours ago
Artygirl has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
Night night everyone. I usually hate Saturday nights but not too bad tonight. Had a busy day - "my Maz strategy" which is: up early, busy days, quieter eveni... 4 hours ago
Nightmare14 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Thanks everyone hopefully he will be able to the surgery tomorrow he is in so much pain. He is not too worried about it just raging he won't be able to go on ou... 5 hours ago
HB Pencil posted a comment on 11 Months 16 Days
Hope tomorrow is a better day for you Cazzer, and you feel better. Look after yourself xx 5 hours ago
Nana Treen has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Well done Nightmare, what a real life nightmare you're having and dealing with it all so brilliantly. These are the genuine benefits of sobriety, your muscles a... 5 hours ago
abbybennett33 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 5 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on The catalyst of negativity
Hi Florence, it sounds like you have a lot of demands on you and the thing is you will deal with them a lot more easily without the wine. Of course you know tha... 5 hours ago
Betsi posted a comment on Red Wine - ugh
Hi I do exactly the same. Its not beer or spirits, just wine. I imagine a decent bottle, nice glass relaxing in the evening. Perfect right? .... I then ask... 5 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions Daily check in - Rocking this Advent and Xmas 2017
TotalTea, try entering Betsey Johnson Knit Sequin BeanieThey come in black and ivory and are on sale half price!! 5 hours ago
marykathleen has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas!
I just lost my post !! My fault ... hit wrong button !Dana I am so happy you have been able to remain AF! It is wonderful your husband talked about the positive... 5 hours ago
KoKo has commented in the forum discussions Daily check in - Rocking this Advent and Xmas 2017
Hi all, i was listening to a friend today talk about the great night out she had on her works do and how they all ended up in a nightclub dancing along with peo... 5 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Newbie 🤗
Hi and welcome Jennawoo, good advice already. I found that I was often hungry when I thought I was craving alcohol, so a packet of crisps would see me through t... 5 hours ago
Freedom_11 posted a comment on Ethanol in Medication
Thanks for the reassurance everyone. I’m ok about the spray now ... noticed my typos and had to fix them pronto lol x 5 hours ago
takingmylifeback has commented in the forum discussions Brighton Lunch Saturday 16th December
I had to just hop on and say I love the fact that there were two groups of Istas lunching at the same time at opposite ends of the country today! If I’d known I... 5 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Non-drinkers are boring - nonsense!!
I know for sure that I was at my most boring when I was repeating myself over and over again, pissed out of my head. Love the stats, Treen xxx 5 hours ago
EarlGrey76 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Sending hugs nightmare. Well done you for being there and being able to help your son. Take care xxxx 5 hours ago
takingmylifeback posted a comment on Boozers are losers!
It’s just everywhere at the moment isn’t it?!! I’ve got to the point of barely noticing it in the supermarkets now but this week it was totally in your face, at... 5 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on We are going to do it together !
Give it 100% FC and you won't ever regret it, it's all in the mindset. Doing it together makes it a lot easier. Love Treen xxx 5 hours ago
Libby has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Nightmare 14 so sorry to hear of your Son's accident sounds as if you have had a very traumatic couple of days . Hopefully they will be able to do the necessar... 5 hours ago
takingmylifeback has posted the blog Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
With sincere apologies to Baz Luhrmann.Istas and Bros of the class of 2017Don’t Drink EthanolIf I could offer you only one tip for the future, that would be it.... 5 hours ago
MAZ has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
Good night everyone Sarnia looks amazing xxGlad your reading that wish i had in beginning would have stopped me thinking i was a basket case. Story big hugs and... 5 hours ago
Jane_10 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Blimey Nightmare 14! That sounds horrendous. Thank goodness you were able to help. I hope it goes well tomorrow. Your sober muscles have been brilliant to get t... 6 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on This is what happens
See Lavender's recent blog AB, 99% is a nightmare, 100% is a lot easier. You can do this and you won't regret it. Love Treen xxx 6 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Boozers are losers!
Thanks Flow, you're doing great. It's madness and we need to raise awareness whenever we can. I was in John Lewis and they were advertising a free glass of fizz... 6 hours ago
Nightmare14 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi everyone just wanted to share with you what's been happening to me this weekend. My son had an horrendous accident with an angle grinder saw. He nearly sawed... 6 hours ago
Astrid posted a comment on This is why I would never moderate... because I never forget.
Great blog Sally! I totally agree, moderation just doesn’t work but it’s so easy to forget how bad things were and romanticise drinking, in the same way we only... 6 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Ethanol in Medication
Hope you get a good night's sleep and that flu passes soon. Save your energy for healing, no more freaking out xxx 6 hours ago
Beth_53 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas!
Hello everyone, it seems quiet on here - hope you are all OK?I had a wonderful meet-up with Sue in London today - she wanted to know how you all were and I hope... 6 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on 11 Months 16 Days
Hope you feel better tomorrow Cazzer, we both have colds that don't want to shift. You are getting so close now to that magical soberversary. Take good care of... 6 hours ago
Katie-Esther has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
I SAID "Sarnia, I hope you're recovering well", but I MEANT, "Storygirl, I hope you're recovering well." Also meant to ask how your outing to London went, Sarni... 6 hours ago
Sarnia has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
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Never2late posted a comment on The desire is here
I resisted the urge and felt great in the am ! 11 minutes ago
despicableme posted a comment on Newbie 🤗
You have made a great choice. I am five weeks sober and don't recogn myself. Sleeping like a bear, lostcten pounds and blood pressure under control. This site i... 1 hour ago
kady has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
I just read takingmylifeback's blog (Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)). It's a good one, and she talks about how getting sober is different for everyone. Spot on... 1 hour ago
despicableme posted a comment on This is what happens
You are amazing. U can do this💗 1 hour ago
despicableme posted a comment on 2017...so over it!
Happy birthday. Great post so inspirational 1 hour ago
Alice8976 posted a comment on Everybody’s Free (To Get Sober)
This is brilliant. I have bookmarked. You are right about the meet ups - just had my first meet up in Brighton and it was so lovely - everyone just ”gets it” an... 1 hour ago
kady has commented in the forum discussions Dear December
Sarnia, lights are beautiful, well done on being AF, lady! Newlife, so happy to hear the party was fun. Ginger beer and mineral water hurray. Arty, good on you... 1 hour ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas!
Good evening. Mk - you look gorgeous!! Have a blast and cause that scandal! Let them talk. 😜Beth - I have been so tired from working overtime. I feel like I’m n... 2 hours ago
despicableme posted a comment on This is why I would never moderate... because I never forget.
Well said Sally. I dabbled last week with a pity party of one beer and felt the urge/rage to get another. So you are dead right. I don't want to ever feel the s... 2 hours ago
DamYankee posted a comment on Newbie 🤗
Welcome Jennawoo! Finding this site (well, having it recommended to me by a friend) has been a life-changer for me. Glad you're with us xxx 2 hours ago



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Why You Don’t Need To Fear Christmas By Lucy Rocca


I hated Christmas when I drank, largely because I shared custody of my older daughter with her dad, and so I would either wake up on Christmas Day without her, or she would have to leave for her dad’s at 3pm. I missed her terribly when she wasn’t the...

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I hated Christmas when I drank, largely because I shared custody of my older daughter with her dad,...

Where Are You In The Transition Period? By Jo De Rosa


We must learn to ask for and receive help, just like when we were young and learning how to ride a bike; someone older and wiser fixed stabilisers so that we were safe as we learnt this new skill. Likewise, when we take our first sober steps, our cho...

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We must learn to ask for and receive help, just like when we were young and learning how to ride a b...

How My Walking Talking Blackout Got Me Sober: An Interview With Janet Gourand By Lucy Rocca


LR. What type of drinker would you describe yourself as being? JG. An enthusiastic one! Drinking was always part of my life since I “discovered” it at college at the age of 18. A social drinker who would also love to drink alone and every couple...

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LR. What type of drinker would you describe yourself as being? JG. An enthusiastic one! Drinkin...

Interview with Andy Ahmad-Cooke by Lucy Rocca


A Coffee And A Chat With Andy @ The Edge Café, Cambridge  A few years ago, funding was awarded to build a recovery hub in Cambridge, UK, a working café open to the public but with a recovery-based focus. The café forms a visible, public-facing d...

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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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