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peace has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Hi Kop. So sorry to hear of the crash and burn — so glad you reached out to us!! We are here! We love you! Tell us more. How can we help? We will sit in your po... 1 minute ago
Kop has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Hi All, hope you are all okay. Not been great here I'm afraid...I crashed and burned last week after weeks of feeling absolutely horrendous and am trying to pul... 4 minutes ago
Bibs2402 posted a comment on This much I know
Hi creativei could have written this, I to after being 6 months AF hit the slippery slope thanks for posting x 8 minutes ago
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NoWine2018 posted a comment on Attempting AF on a boozy night out
Hi Beth, Well done on 16 days and the change in mind set. I had a similar experience to you: I made the decision to give up alcohol on 14th December and didn't... 21 minutes ago
Stephanie_46 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
vqaci 94/100 Congratulations to the monthers and everyone on team Awesome AF. FG love the description of this tread as an alcohol free cafe. Stephanie xx 27 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Shallow post alert!
Thanks everyone for your comments, I knew Id get some amazing responses!! I do know that weight isn't the be all and end all and I am feeling AMAZING which is t... 29 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Anyone care for a glass of ....
Haha love it!! Glad I inspired the post :-) It was a lady in AA that I went to last year that used the term. She knew what she was talking about :-) Love Miss_J... 32 minutes ago
Petal has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Yes, these things can play on our minds . I love your expression . rock in the middle of a rushing river. I'm going to keep that in mind. Hope all goes well lov... 45 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Super hero Pose
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Newme2018 posted a comment on Day 75- Some things wot I did
I love this blog!!!! Thanks for sharing Siobhan x 1 hour ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Thanks, Petal. Birthday party tonight for a teacher that I work with who can be quite difficult...but I do really care about her and have worked with her many y... 1 hour ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I really loved your post Farleighgirl, and I loved your analogy of the thread resembling an alcohol free café in a high street full of Wine bars, I was getting... 1 hour ago
Petal has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Thank you Peace. I hope your day goes well and the app can help with whatever is troubling you. Much love xxx 1 hour ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
https://www.calm.com/daily-calm/2016-12-12?n=Maria&c=5aa2c3&u=4JtsDzSaThat’s the online Daily Calm. You can get it for free either online or as an app.... 1 hour ago
Beth_69 posted a comment on 5th Day!
Thank you all so very much xxxx 1 hour ago
StayingAlive posted a comment on Attempting AF on a boozy night out
Yes I’m with Socks - the count is a side issue, the key thing is to put the incident behind you and keep progressing forwards, regardless of where you choose to... 1 hour ago
Petal has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Peace, do I just go online to find the Daily calm? . Annabella can you tell us where the review is or post a link to it. I would love to see it. Escoffier, a bi... 1 hour ago
peace posted a comment on Not taken seriously
I recall that someone told her husband that she wants to never drink again because it makes her want sex more often and enjoy it more, that seemed to work :-)Al... 1 hour ago
violetrose has posted in the forum discussions Scared I Won't Commit
Hi everyone. This is my first time to the Soberistas site and have just started reading The Sober Revolution today which sparked my interest in coming here.Just... 1 hour ago
Farleighgirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning AllCongratulations to Awesome AF today, Socks and Foxglove just 10 days away from the next century!!!! And well done to the monthers too. Lavender I mis... 1 hour ago
Burners posted a comment on Super hero Pose
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Annabel_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
OH gwad sorry was so long! 1 hour ago
Annabel_11 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Warriors Congrats to team AWESOME AF and the HOPE AND GLORY team yesterday. Also all the marvellous Monthers. We are definitely rocking it. Lovely post Mitsu... 1 hour ago
Arfa posted a comment on Deep sleep!
Just woke up after my 3rdalcohol free night and slept like the dead. Its been so so long since i had an uninterupted night xx 1 hour ago
Wren44 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning all,Congratulations Awesome AF, living up to your name!Quick check-in, feeling strong today, it was a massive lift to appear on the stats board yesterda... 2 hours ago
Arfa posted a comment on 5th Day!
Hi beth i am on day 4 and i know how u feel i also feel a knot of anxiety in my chest and i struggle with the stresses of kids and the evening routine if i can... 2 hours ago
Billie_11 posted a comment on This much I know
Well done you for being so honest with yourself & with us (blogs like yours help me so much as it just reinforces what I know.....that alcohol is pure evil)... 2 hours ago
Burners posted a comment on Not taken seriously
Oh! Another thing thats helped with fun people who are confused about it, is I've just explained the benefits (clarity of thought, parties are still as much fun... 2 hours ago
Nereides has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Wren44 has commented in the forum discussions Any parents want to team up.....day 1...?
Morning everyone,Hetty - day 17 today, amazing! I totally agree with you about education about addiction and the fact that it can creep up on anyone - even the... 2 hours ago
Strawbs has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
SSJ - I will do a special for your 777!Strawbs 2 hours ago
Burners posted a comment on Not taken seriously
That's a pain. Getting through the celebrations with continued pep helps,people seeing you do it & still being fun to be around. Even non problem drinkers a... 2 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Anyone care for a glass of ....
SSJ commiserations on your Indian restaurant experience. I am hiring a venue to host 100 AF Istas and they're refusing to stock certain AF drinks because they'... 2 hours ago
Mamie has commented in the forum discussions Acceptance in April
Fan bloody tastic new life!!!!! 😘😘😘👌👌👌😇😇😇 just a quick one b4 kettles! Hubby just really pissed me off in the short journey it takes to the gym! Spoiler alert!!... 2 hours ago
Annabella has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Welcome back Escoffier. And good to read folks news.OH has driven to Devon to take MIL to hospital to have some skin cancers removed from her scalp. He has just... 2 hours ago
Burners posted a comment on This much I know
Thanks for this brave and important post 2 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Welcome home, Escoffier. I hope you have a peaceful morning ✌🏻❤️ 2 hours ago
SSJ has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hey everyone 😀great numbers on the board today, thanks Steveo for keeping tally. For the first time in over 2 years I haven't been keeping up with our wonderful... 2 hours ago
Macca1968 posted a comment on 5th Day!
Hey Beth,Well done.And thanks so much for sharing. I'm on Day 4. (It's 6:30pm here in Oz). I've logged on to find some clues or some answers - and there was you... 2 hours ago
Bisquit posted a comment on 5th Day!
Brilliantly well done Beth. You were in control all the way...you had choices to make and you made the right ones and survived. Huge , huge hug coming your way.... 2 hours ago
Flo_Celeste has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning all! Well done to the monthers - Newlife77, Somerset Steve and Stiggins....Lovely to see such milestones on the board. And team Awesome AF big whoops t... 2 hours ago
Socks has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi All,Congratulations to everyone on the board, including mé féin (me)! A special shout to Newlife on 9 months. That was a big one for me. And to Louloublue an... 2 hours ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Acceptance in April
Morning loves, just going to read back. Newlife, huge congratulations sweetheart. If ever there was a before and after to be proud of its yours Xx big hugs 💕🎉🎆🎇... 2 hours ago
Mitsu has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Bravo Awesome AF - some great numbers racking up there. Welcome to the new threadsters too. Please just jump in and tell us what's going on for you. I'm read... 2 hours ago
SSJ posted a comment on Anyone care for a glass of ....
Enjoyed this blog and comments, thanks 😁 Here's my yesterday experience. Went to Indian restaurant that we have been going to for years. When I first got sober... 2 hours ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
The further away from the last drink we travel, the easier it becomes;.. 2 hours ago
Jenza62 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Love Jenza💕💕💕 2 hours ago
Socks posted a comment on Not taken seriously
Hi Hogwarts,As Sunflower said, your OH will get the message, because your actions will speak a thousand words to him. Keep any conversations about alcohol calm,... 2 hours ago
Nana Treen has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you Awesome AF peeps and those on monthly milestones today. I have read lots and notice that there are a number of you waiting for te... 3 hours ago
Socks posted a comment on Deep sleep!
Hi CLG,That's great news. A good, deep sleep does us a power of good. Shakespeare got it right. Keep going, one foot in front of the other, saying no to booze w... 3 hours ago
Joanne-12 posted a comment on Anyone care for a glass of ....
😂😂loved it ,you have no idea how much I needed this tonight ( in Aussie )the WW has been on my tail for hours now ,so close so bloody close ,but instead of surr... 3 hours ago
Socks posted a comment on 5th Day!
Huge congratulations, Beth. Dealing with such an overwhelming experience without succumbing to either alcohol or self-harming is proof positive that you have th... 3 hours ago
Dawn_51 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning and a big hooray for team Awesome AF and the Month makers.  Plymouth Paul good to  have you here and don’t worry this time will pass. Drinking is so bou... 3 hours ago
JCJ posted a comment on 'F is for Freedom" - 6 Months Free :-)
Lovely blog TBF congratulations on your 6 months x 3 hours ago
Socks posted a comment on This much I know
Hi Creative, A timely reminder to me to keep in mind that I'm another one who just can't afford to have even one. My binging history would very quickly catapult... 3 hours ago
Socks posted a comment on Attempting AF on a boozy night out
Hi Beth,Right now, the important thing is not what day you're on, but to get right back to being 100% committed to being AF, no matter what. Learn from this, Ne... 3 hours ago
Bisquit has posted the blog Duck Speed: Bisquit
So, another AF day begins. Blue skies , a hint of sunshine so I grab car keys, pick up handbag, step outside front door......splash, into puddle, wet foot....da... 3 hours ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi MM77, The recipe for wholemeal banana muffins is already on the site and can be found on the 'discussions categories' page, select the "nutrition" icon, then... 3 hours ago
LT77 has posted the blog Super hero Pose
Sending this ladies stance out today for all who are fighting the good fightHappy AF Thursday xxxx 3 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Hi Kop. So sorry to hear of the crash and burn — so glad you reached out to us!! We are here! We love you! Tell us more. How can we help? We will sit in your po... 1 minute ago
Kop has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Hi All, hope you are all okay. Not been great here I'm afraid...I crashed and burned last week after weeks of feeling absolutely horrendous and am trying to pul... 4 minutes ago
Bibs2402 posted a comment on This much I know
Hi creativei could have written this, I to after being 6 months AF hit the slippery slope thanks for posting x 8 minutes ago
M4ndi has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 9 minutes ago
NoWine2018 posted a comment on Attempting AF on a boozy night out
Hi Beth, Well done on 16 days and the change in mind set. I had a similar experience to you: I made the decision to give up alcohol on 14th December and didn't... 21 minutes ago
Stephanie_46 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
vqaci 94/100 Congratulations to the monthers and everyone on team Awesome AF. FG love the description of this tread as an alcohol free cafe. Stephanie xx 27 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Shallow post alert!
Thanks everyone for your comments, I knew Id get some amazing responses!! I do know that weight isn't the be all and end all and I am feeling AMAZING which is t... 29 minutes ago
Miss_J posted a comment on Anyone care for a glass of ....
Haha love it!! Glad I inspired the post :-) It was a lady in AA that I went to last year that used the term. She knew what she was talking about :-) Love Miss_J... 32 minutes ago
Petal has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Yes, these things can play on our minds . I love your expression . rock in the middle of a rushing river. I'm going to keep that in mind. Hope all goes well lov... 45 minutes ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on Super hero Pose
Love it xx 56 minutes ago



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