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SunflowerField posted a comment on Day two - Removing myself from situations
I think this is great as you realised a situation that was a danger to you and dealt with it. Especially on the early days i would avoid or leave situations lik... 4 minutes ago
Mimi1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning ACI I won't drink today, and I must read more quit lit and stories, I think it's important for me to set aside some time late afternoon b4 the dreaded w... 6 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
Yay Im delighted for you!! It is SO worth it x 7 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Some of my all time favorite blog posts
https://soberistas.com/blogs/alcohol_or_everything_elseThese are brilliant thanks so much for posting Here is my personal fav that got me through some tough tim... 8 minutes ago
Sheer posted a comment on Eyes of a child...day 14
It took Divine Intervention (and I jest not) to cause me to take the huge step of joining this site and even then I wasn’t convinced that I really ‘meant‘ to be... 10 minutes ago
EmmaB_1 posted a comment on Some of my all time favorite blog posts
If you only have time for one, my personal favourite is brilliant blog 😊 11 minutes ago
therese posted a comment on Hope springs ...
SA did you by any chance catch the radio 4 doc about hares this am? I hate to admit it but I was ironing at 6 and I think this was about 6.30am. One of my m... 13 minutes ago
Wren44 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
morning everyone,How lovely to wake on a Sunday with a clear head! I am going to make this Sunday count. It will have to include quite a lot of work, but as bef... 14 minutes ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning all, congratulations to everyone on the board and all the monthmakers too.Glad you had good lunch with pals Jilly.Good for you Poppy!! It’s amazing the... 17 minutes ago
Molly_52 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all... I ve been away from board been busy which is good but WW got hold of me😪. The illusion of that little buzz for the first 2 drinks really pulled me in.... 18 minutes ago
EmmaB_1 posted a comment on Some of my all time favorite blog posts
Thank you very much for posting these - a brilliant set of blogs. Have read through with my first morning coffee and feel strengthened and encouraged despite a... 19 minutes ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Good morning loves Had nice day in Brighton yesterday. I got some nice vans foubd them straight away. Then went for Italian, i broke rules and had pizza and ch... 24 minutes ago
pipaluk posted a comment on There is more that unites us part 3
I hope having a diagnosis is helpful to you, my friends in similar situations say it is, very. Lovely to see you here xxxx 28 minutes ago
Sheer posted a comment on Manchester meet-up Saturday 12th October
Embem this is the thread for meet ups under Forum Discussions. https://soberistas.com/forum/discussion/soberistas-meet-upsThere are quite a few Istas actually i... 28 minutes ago
Tootsy1984 posted a comment on I made it!
Amazing Roslyn, well done you 💪🏻 32 minutes ago
JillyG has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning lovelies. Congratulations to team Soberlicious today. To Strawbs on 500 and Shywolf on 300 and all the monthers really well done.🎉🎉🎉Rose thank you for t... 32 minutes ago
PoppyRainbow has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Happy AF Sunday, enormous congratulations to our team soberlicious, I can’t quite believe I’m at Day 40!!!! But I am and it’s all because of you, the fabUlous S... 37 minutes ago
Lavender1 posted a comment on There is more that unites us part 3
Sending you a big hug and lots of love. Enjoy the cake and being home again xx 37 minutes ago
DebClaire posted a comment on Manchester meet-up Saturday 12th October
Oh yes please, count me in! xx 43 minutes ago
ec2986461 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 43 minutes ago
Sunshine123 has posted in the forum discussions Day 6
If I can do 6 days why not a 100.... nothing to lose all to gain. Im loving this site the support is unreal 😀 49 minutes ago
Cherrycheesecake posted a comment on Manchester meet-up Saturday 12th October
This is a definite possibility for me. 51 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Lessons Learned
You can do it. Blog here or post daily on the 100-day thread. We will support you. We have another thread in the family & friends section for OH who are pro... 54 minutes ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
2 years, AFSprings? Fantastic!! Congratulations! That’s amazing!!!!Lets all have tea tea and cake to celebrate?!Phoenixxxxx 55 minutes ago
Green5 posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
9 months is amazing . Wonderful blog xxx 57 minutes ago
Phoenix1313 has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Hi Amwest,I didn’t know you were musical. I haven’t got a musical bone in my body.Yes, the full house was nice and surprisingly stress free, despite being knack... 59 minutes ago
love_my_westie posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
I think many of us struggle with what you describe. I too had no rock bottom but the consumption of alcohol needed controlling and it’s far easier to cut out ra... 59 minutes ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning everybody. I have a lot of work issues whirling round and round my brain at the moment so I'm going to get it all down in writing and come back wit... 1 hour ago
Daisybud has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning lovelies 🥰Congratulations to the brilliant team Soberlicious! Jazzabelle, my sweetie, so proud of you 💖Beancounter 298, great that you bounced back up... 1 hour ago
love_my_westie has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
A wanted to share a small revelation from last night. OH and I out for my bday dinner. I drove as he’d already had 2 at home. Anyhow when the waiter approached... 1 hour ago
AFsprings has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Thanks for the support gang. Just a wee update for you. It’s all being arranged on a WhatsApp group so I just put a gentle ‘“What’s the AF ticket option?” and g... 1 hour ago
Biba has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Cade I am so pleased you wrote that out. I have never been so ill with colds, coughs and cold sores since I stopped drinking and smoking. I have never written t... 1 hour ago
josepion posted a comment on Hope springs ...
Waldeinsamkeit is right SA! You give a beautiful description of same - even if the name itself sounds more like one of those battles against the Indians (in th... 1 hour ago
Hellokaty has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Huge huge congratulations to wca and Peace - omg you sober stars x we are really growing up here aren’t we !!? Hope you are having a fantastic weekend - can you... 1 hour ago
Roslyn55 has posted the blog I made it!
Your encouragement helped so much, I'm starting day 2.I didn't sleep much, but I don't care, the most precious thing in the world is that I didn't drink any alc... 1 hour ago
Oxymoron has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Amwest has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Good morning my friends, sorry for "gate crashing" your thread.Cade, I have hereditary high cholesterol. My levels went up about the time I stopped drinking,... 1 hour ago
zanson has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
scruffyterrier has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Beancounter - well done for coming straight backYay to Team Soberlicious 🎉🎉🎉 Shywolf on 300 🎉. Hi to my Twinnies Soberforward and LMW. We made another 10 AF 🎉Pe... 1 hour ago
Peachy79 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
And also Wander, I absolutely love what you said about your wardrobe and making your own choices Retail therapy is brilliant! Enjoy! 👍🏻😄👍🏻😄👍🏻😄 1 hour ago
Miso has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Peachy79 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Oh Wander thank you ❤️It means so very much to me to have you hereThis group is my saviour I totally agree with everything you said, thanks for understanding I... 1 hour ago
McL posted a comment on Glasgow meet up prior to Life and Soul Party
Yes HighlandBelter. Name added. Sally and Jeanette too! X 1 hour ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
Taking the Mick means to tease someone or make fun of them Sparkles! I’ve just read that it’s origin is Irish as most Irish men are called Mick apparently and u... 1 hour ago
Kazbo posted a comment on Manchester meet-up Saturday 12th October
Yes please, I'd love to come x 2 hours ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Beautiful Sunday morning spectacular Istas!!! Up bright and early again…sipping on some absolutely delicious coffee and enjoying a nice read back! Peachy– I am... 2 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions March Meditations and Motivations
'tificate for today ☺ 2 hours ago
Jazzabelle has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Beancounter well done for bouncing back! 2 hours ago
Cool Runner has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations RBS and to everyone on Team Soberlicious have a good Sunday. 2 hours ago
Maggie_68 has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Hi Cade, nice to see you here.  I’m not very medically minded I’m afraid but if lipids are to do with cholesterol then diet surely can help regulate it? Bring i... 2 hours ago
Soil posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
Just wonderful x 2 hours ago
floss_4 posted a comment on There is more that unites us part 3
Hi Suenew take care of yourself as you settle back in at home. Flossx 2 hours ago
Beancounter298 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I slipped up on holiday and am back to day one after 80 days. Annoyed with myself but determined to carry on and repledge nowI Beancounter298 do now make a sole... 2 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Super Saturday
Great to hear you had a smoother day. Love those sort of friends. There is such a lovely intimacy about dyeing someone's hair x 2 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
9 months is kickarse. I'm sorry it took so long to feel that uprising of joy but wow, it seems to have arrived so beautifully. #noregrets !! X 2 hours ago
Jofree posted a comment on Lessons Learned
I feel your pain babe...my story’s the same. I toped the alcohol and depressants off with sleeping tablets and tons of pain killers...fucking insane behaviour..... 2 hours ago
Jofree posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
Yaaycongrats! I hope I can reach that mile stone. Thanks for sharing 🌈🙏🏻🌞 2 hours ago
Susie57 has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Morning lovelies,Up early (not as early as you Mazz) to greet the day. Dog next door up very early and I imagine, gone back to sleep, I can’t! Was supposed to... 3 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Today we are celebrating Team SoberliciousPlease PM Sparkles with any errors or omissions in this data set. 3 hours ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on Day 35- sober views
Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing the photos, and a huge congrats on 5 weeks!!!! 3 hours ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Day two - Removing myself from situations
I think this is great as you realised a situation that was a danger to you and dealt with it. Especially on the early days i would avoid or leave situations lik... 4 minutes ago
Mimi1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning ACI I won't drink today, and I must read more quit lit and stories, I think it's important for me to set aside some time late afternoon b4 the dreaded w... 6 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on After 9 months gestation
Yay Im delighted for you!! It is SO worth it x 7 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Some of my all time favorite blog posts
https://soberistas.com/blogs/alcohol_or_everything_elseThese are brilliant thanks so much for posting Here is my personal fav that got me through some tough tim... 8 minutes ago
Sheer posted a comment on Eyes of a child...day 14
It took Divine Intervention (and I jest not) to cause me to take the huge step of joining this site and even then I wasn’t convinced that I really ‘meant‘ to be... 10 minutes ago
EmmaB_1 posted a comment on Some of my all time favorite blog posts
If you only have time for one, my personal favourite is brilliant blog 😊 11 minutes ago
therese posted a comment on Hope springs ...
SA did you by any chance catch the radio 4 doc about hares this am? I hate to admit it but I was ironing at 6 and I think this was about 6.30am. One of my m... 13 minutes ago
Wren44 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
morning everyone,How lovely to wake on a Sunday with a clear head! I am going to make this Sunday count. It will have to include quite a lot of work, but as bef... 14 minutes ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning all, congratulations to everyone on the board and all the monthmakers too.Glad you had good lunch with pals Jilly.Good for you Poppy!! It’s amazing the... 17 minutes ago
Molly_52 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all... I ve been away from board been busy which is good but WW got hold of me😪. The illusion of that little buzz for the first 2 drinks really pulled me in.... 18 minutes ago



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Stop Drinking - Start Living By Faster


I am now what you would probably call long-term sober. I haven’t had a drink in years. I only occasionally think about it these days and it’s even rarer that I actually miss it. My drinking days are history. I feel fortunate every single day that I w...

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I am now what you would probably call long-term sober. I haven’t had a drink in years. I only occasi...

Breakfast Smoothies To Keep You Filled Up Until Lunchtime By Lucy Rocca


If you’re aiming to inject some more goodness into your body following your decision to quit drinking, you could do a lot worse than making the trusty smoothie a regular feature of your breakfast menu. The following recipes are packed full of nutriti...

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If you’re aiming to inject some more goodness into your body following your decision to quit drinkin...

Times Change By Lucy Rocca


Eight years ago in April, I drank so much wine alone one night that I collapsed on the pavement up the road from the apartment where I lived. I let go of my dog’s lead and have no idea what she did, or where she went – at least, not until the same pe...

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Eight years ago in April, I drank so much wine alone one night that I collapsed on the pavement up t...

A Story Of Sobriety By Wannastop


It has taken me 171 days to begin to write the story of how I came to this point. I am 171 days AF today and couldn’t be more proud. I really, honestly, never believed I could do this and I sincerely hope I can build on this. Ironically, as I write t...

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It has taken me 171 days to begin to write the story of how I came to this point. I am 171 days AF t...

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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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.

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