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CuriousGeorge posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Welcome back, Ryn! Stay close! 💕 4 minutes ago
CuriousGeorge posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Welcome! You're in a great place - and don't worry there's no judgement here. Your story sounds a lot like me about 10 years ago. I wish I would have had a site... 7 minutes ago
Sonic posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Welcome Back. I have only been using this site properly for the last 10/11 weeks or so. Just think of how much you have learnt about yourself in yr 3 yrs sobe... 10 minutes ago
Kazbo posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Hi Ryn, I remember you. Welcome back and good luck on your journey xx 11 minutes ago
Mrkay71 posted a comment on My First Blog
Omg so many similarities! I have also used the “liquid dinner“ on my husband. I’m 6 days AF. Looking forward to do this “not drinking“ journey with you:-) 11 minutes ago
Sonic has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hey allquick hello. I have been a slob today. I woke up at 10 am, read my book all day, went to visit a friend who is also doing her own AF journey, got home... 16 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Great that you are here, so much support, sounds like drinking was really affecting how you feel and I think you're in the right place here with us. Staying sob... 20 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on My First Blog
Hi. A lot of the above resonated with me. I also got sober when I was 37...I'll be 39 tomorrow and am 19 months AF. I was the same just drinking every night an... 31 minutes ago
SuzieSindy has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening all, Thanks for the advice about HRT, Sparkles. I am inclined to stay away from it but I'm getting really desperate. I'll check out the stuff from Amaz... 40 minutes ago
Wolfie77 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Quick check in on day 19 (I think). On holiday in Wales enjoying the peace and quiet - so far ok with the whole not drinking but it’s only our first full day... 42 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on DAY 83 And chill !!
Hope u having lovely chill....I think a little bit smug is ok xxx 42 minutes ago
Green5 posted a comment on New AF Holiday Drink Discovery
I'm really enjoying ice cold water now too. I've totally gone off the schloer or elderflower I was drinking before , too much sugar and I was getting sugar hang... 47 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on London day out
Glad you had a lovely day. I did same met old friend in London last weekend. Sober catch ups are the best. You are doing great. I also live in brighton if you c... 47 minutes ago
Emwaromida has commented in the forum discussions All About August
Hello everyone, Lavender🎉🌟🎉Demeter 🌟🎉🌟Bellina 🎉🌟🎉Kathrynk 🌟🎉🌟HL🎉🌟🎉Rachy 🎉🌟🎉Margaret 🌟🎉🌟Abashan🎉🌟🎉& Riverdaughter🌟🎉🌟 congratulations xAlysr lovely news very... 49 minutes ago
Rayraysober posted a comment on London day out
🙏🙏🙏 xxx 51 minutes ago
TJ has commented in the forum discussions All About August
Enjoying a weekend away with OH for our anniversary in beautiful Dorset. Just had a gorgeous meal and ordered a Seedlip & Tonic....nice but not worth £7.50!... 52 minutes ago
AngelaB has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 53 minutes ago
Green5 posted a comment on My First Blog
Hi zmonster, welcome your back in the right place. I can relate to so much of your blog, it's taken me right back to how bad it is to be in the grip of alcohol... 55 minutes ago
CuriousGeorge posted a comment on London day out
I've decided that Russell Brand is a rather brilliant man. I've also decided that Kombucha is one of my favourite AF drinks - looks yummy! Love your blogs! xx 56 minutes ago
MissSober19 posted a comment on London day out
I’m glad you’ve had such a wonderful start to the weekend! 🥰 I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Rest up well tonight and I’ll see you in the morning xx... 1 hour ago
Scottish lass posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Hi Ryn, yes, I remember you. You're right to come back, get on the sober path again. Good luck x 🙂 1 hour ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Sparkles, sending you a huge hug and lots of warm thoughts. You have a great deal on your plate. It's tough to add more without taking chipping away at energy l... 1 hour ago
Strawbs posted a comment on Struggling to get back on my feet
I think you have a very valuable contribution. To have experienced many day 1s suggests to me you have come across many challenges. I'm sure you have succeede... 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on Back to square one 😕
EllieDee, welcome back and thank you for your story! It serves as a reminder of why moderation doesn’t work. So happy that you have found your way here again. X... 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on Night and Day
So true! Sounds like you are in a really good place, keep it up 🤗 1 hour ago
love_my_westie has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Becoming slightly obsessed now. Love playing around with all things girly. Spent 6 hours today and another set to do tomorrow. Hope everyone enjoying their Satu... 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on 2 Months Sober 😊
Amazing! Congrats ❤️ 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on London day out
I learn so much from you R. Thanks. xoxoKatie 1 hour ago
Strawbs posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Welcome MrKay! You'll get a lot of support and advice here! It may sound cliched, but take one day at a time. Stay sober for today, tomorrow will look after... 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on Day 22 - people pleasing
This is one of my triggers and one that I’m working on. Being able to put my health and wellbeing first and saying no is absolutely critical to my success if I... 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on My First Blog
Welcome Zmonster! You're in the right place. Yes, your story is similar to mine as well. I was so sneaky...what freedom arrived after I quit. Amazing freedom. S... 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on Struggling to get back on my feet
Curious George, please stop being so hard on yourself. When I see a blog from you, or when you are in the chat room, I think great, I need to listen to this lov... 1 hour ago
BreathRun posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Hi Rynlikesit. I'm new to the site as of six months ago. It will be lovely to get to know you. Congratulations for doing this for yourself You and others who ha... 1 hour ago
Green5 posted a comment on 2 Months Sober 😊
Sounds like a perfect evening, well done on 2 months xxx 1 hour ago
Its-time-19 posted a comment on Day 5 - First Weekend AF
Fantastic... it’s times like these that make it all worth while xx 1 hour ago
Its-time-19 posted a comment on DAY 83 And chill !!
I have to bite my tongue too, lots!! Enjoy your chill. Mine included a Magnum and Fevertree ginger beer. Bliss x 1 hour ago
Its-time-19 posted a comment on 2 Months Sober 😊
2 months is fantastic 👏👏 Enjoy your pamper, well deserved x 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on My First Blog
Welcome and stay close! You got this ❤️ 1 hour ago
Justus posted a comment on Day 5 - First Weekend AF
Congrats!! 1 hour ago
Cathrine has posted the blog Full day
Have spent tha morning getting ready for my GS's BD party. Will blog when things settle down Got my AF drinks and feeling strong. Have a good day.⚘ 1 hour ago
josepion has commented in the forum discussions Solos'itas
Just a quick check in. Hi to all. Hearty congratulations Jodijo on the developments with Will. I hope you’ll both be very happy. Back tomorrow 1 hour ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
TTJB, I was receiving acupuncture in conjunction with ultrasound, deep tissue massage and electrostimulation for my achilles injury. Impossible to tell if it al... 1 hour ago
Jojosam posted a comment on My First Blog
Just not drinking sounds fine to me. Well done to you 😍 1 hour ago
Mrkay71 posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Thank you for your comments! I will try to log in daily. I have Netflix queued up and got some Godiva chocolates ready for tonight! Maybe I’ll go for a walk lat... 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on Struggling to get back on my feet
CuriousGeorge, you were one of the first ones to reach out and give me some awesome advice. Please keep blogging. You have so much more to give. Your day 1’s ha... 1 hour ago
CuriousGeorge posted a comment on My First Blog
Hi there, I too got shivers from this blog. In fact, I wrote a blog that I didn't have the courage to post yesterday that went into quite a bit of detail about... 1 hour ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on 2 Months Sober 😊
Congratulations on two months sober 🥳🎉 that looks like a perfect way to celebrate 🎉.xx 1 hour ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
I recognise your name Rynlikesit as I’ve been here 5 years 😊. I’m still working towards full sobriety and this site has helped me in getting there. Welcome back... 1 hour ago
NYgirl123 posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Welcome! Stay close!xx 1 hour ago
sharna posted a comment on It's my SOBERVERSARY!! 1 year AF!!!
Wander==== so happy for you . You deserve it ! Well done lovely lady xxxx 1 hour ago
Sunnie has posted the blog DAY 83 And chill !!
OH is away for food and a chill night is on the cards , though I think he will be way more chilled than me as I think he is feeling delicate and on the grumpy s... 1 hour ago
Runnergirl24 posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Congratulations on day 5! That's fantastic news. Welcome and we are glad to have you here. I am on day four after questioning my drinking for the past few years... 1 hour ago
CuriousGeorge posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Welcome back, Ryn! Stay close! 💕 4 minutes ago
CuriousGeorge posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Welcome! You're in a great place - and don't worry there's no judgement here. Your story sounds a lot like me about 10 years ago. I wish I would have had a site... 7 minutes ago
Sonic posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Welcome Back. I have only been using this site properly for the last 10/11 weeks or so. Just think of how much you have learnt about yourself in yr 3 yrs sobe... 10 minutes ago
Kazbo posted a comment on I’m back to where it all started.
Hi Ryn, I remember you. Welcome back and good luck on your journey xx 11 minutes ago
Mrkay71 posted a comment on My First Blog
Omg so many similarities! I have also used the “liquid dinner“ on my husband. I’m 6 days AF. Looking forward to do this “not drinking“ journey with you:-) 11 minutes ago
Sonic has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hey allquick hello. I have been a slob today. I woke up at 10 am, read my book all day, went to visit a friend who is also doing her own AF journey, got home... 16 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on No more moral hangovers!
Great that you are here, so much support, sounds like drinking was really affecting how you feel and I think you're in the right place here with us. Staying sob... 20 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on My First Blog
Hi. A lot of the above resonated with me. I also got sober when I was 37...I'll be 39 tomorrow and am 19 months AF. I was the same just drinking every night an... 31 minutes ago
SuzieSindy has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening all, Thanks for the advice about HRT, Sparkles. I am inclined to stay away from it but I'm getting really desperate. I'll check out the stuff from Amaz... 40 minutes ago
Wolfie77 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Quick check in on day 19 (I think). On holiday in Wales enjoying the peace and quiet - so far ok with the whole not drinking but it’s only our first full day... 42 minutes 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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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.

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