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Sheer has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Oh, Escoffier that gut wrenching feeling when building works do exactly what you've been dreading! We had a glass link which was designed and built with archite... 4 minutes ago
Herewego posted a comment on Need to Lose the Fat!
Hi RachelBB,I saw the same prog and feel motivated too. I bght the DVD at wknd and ashamed to say its still in its cellophane. I intend to measure myself tonigh... 5 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Cherry, loved your comments...keep up the good work!👍🏼 8 minutes ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Working My Way Back To You
Lovely Chimp, you're on your way, so just stay focused and keep reading, xxxx 9 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good Ass Crack Morning!🌛 😂Thanks for the comments regarding co worker...crazy...😔 His wife had left him about a year ago too...ugh. Just sad...Anyway, someone a... 9 minutes ago
overthewall posted a comment on Alcohol as an anaesthetic
What a wonderful blog! I have bookmarked this so I can read it again (and again!). Learning to live with difficult emotions is a challenge but you are so right... 12 minutes ago
Lolasunshine posted a comment on Please someone tell me this gets easier...
Hi Twinkle. I’m on day 11 too, I’m using the same excuse as you! I’m not drinking for lent! It’s my sisters 50 th birthday party on Saturday. So I’m going to be... 14 minutes ago
hope_13 has posted the blog Positives of sobriety.
So day 10 today, last night through the night my daughter took unwell. Normally my husband would have dealt with taking her to out of hours doc as I would be o... 23 minutes ago
Deb-Rock has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 35 minutes ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions Feel Good February
Hi everyone, great seeing all these posts, thanks everyone. Butterfly enjoy your meet with June, is that the lady who was on Lorraine?Good for Strawbs giving t... 37 minutes ago
Escoffier has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Its nice to see wonderful smiling faces In that photo. You all look like you are having a great time. It has been crazy busy here. It was family day weekend... 45 minutes ago
StayingAlive has posted the blog Alcohol as an anaesthetic
So, alcohol is an anaesthetic. (Can you tell that I've been reading my William Porter book). Don’t think I’ve really thought through what that means before.  Wh... 47 minutes ago
RachelBB posted a comment on Alcohol free vs free alcohol
Great post Strawbs! It still flumoxes me how much alcohol is thrust in your face on a daily basis - magazines, social media, tv, billboards and yet it’s a known... 54 minutes ago
Jeanette_1 posted a comment on Working My Way Back To You
Love the new photo chimp, soo cute 😁 One day at a time my friend. Stay close , keep reading the quit lit, it's hard but if you are determined you will get ther... 57 minutes ago
Sunrise posted a comment on Please someone tell me this gets easier...
Yes Twinkle I’m happy to report it not only gets easier but life gets better and better. The early days can be hard with alcohol thoughts dominating your mind a... 1 hour ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Please someone tell me this gets easier...
Twinkle, love, it does get easier...It really does. Keep focusing on the good parts of sobriety and, for now at least, don't forget the bad parts of drinking. A... 1 hour ago
Saor posted a comment on Please someone tell me this gets easier...
Congrats to you Twinks, a very honest post and congrats to your daughter too.  I do so much driving around, a lot of which was hungover driving before becoming... 1 hour ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Finally Day 2!
Yay!!! Well done, Letitbe :-), I'm so, so happy for you! Keep reading, keep going, xxxxxx 1 hour ago
Escoffier posted a comment on The Brain Heals and Recovers!
Thanks for this Peace. XX 1 hour ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Good morning. Dana - I am so sorry for your loss. I agree with Anastasia, you have been a super hero. Sending love and a big hug. 1 hour ago
It’s About Time posted a comment on Working My Way Back To You
I like the new photo, Chimp! A new photo for a new chapter—or something like that. 😉 Thank you for sharing your story. It reminds me not to become complacent in... 1 hour ago
Aspiring posted a comment on So this is what it feels like...
'This is what it feels like for sober to be normal.' I'm not a bubbly guy, but there are tears running down my cheeks. I'm just discovering the same feeling, an... 1 hour ago
Dawniemel posted a comment on Why do you drink?
Thank you Sarah, I am day 4 and struggling to come to terms with how much damage I've done to my children., never mind my husband. starting to write my list and... 1 hour ago
Sunrise posted a comment on The Lady in Red
What a great blog MaryJ and well done on 100days. I’m so pleased you see it as a forever move as life certainly is better AF! X 1 hour ago
Anastasia has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Good morningDana I am so sorry for your loss. You sure have been a super hero and you did the right thing by taking care of yourself. I’m sending you a big hug... 1 hour ago
Tessie posted a comment on The Brain Heals and Recovers!
I really like stuff like this, keeps me on track. This is why I don’t drink anymore, thanks Peace x 1 hour ago
Supernoodles posted a comment on It was never meant to be
Saor,This really rings true for me. I am in my late thirties and I know that I want my future to be different, I don't want to feel ashamed of myself any more.... 1 hour ago
Cherry has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning Peeps - first of all , well done to the DREAM TEAM, especially Lizziea at 400 DAYS!! Woohoo! Red carpet, flags, balloons, high fives, fanfare and LOADS... 1 hour ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Nana treen it was an online profile from a guy who said one his hates was teetotaller! It did make me smile 😂 1 hour ago
Sugar posted a comment on Why do you drink?
Hi Sarah... This is from Smart Recovery... It about cost analysis benefits... Benefits (advantages and rewards) What pleasures, benefits, or advantages does it... 1 hour ago
Petal posted a comment on Why do you drink?
A very important blog my dear friend Sarah. I can say yes to all those points. Good to reflect back on this if ever there is a fleeting thought of putting that... 1 hour ago
peace has posted the blog The Brain Heals and Recovers!
With today’s news about alcohol and early-onset dementia, I immediately began researching the brain’s ability to recover. YAY! The news is good!! Here are a few... 2 hours ago
Lu1978 posted a comment on Love to anyone starting out 💕💕💕
Thank you butterfly1974 for your honest post! I am 45 days sober... congrats on 7 months AF xx 2 hours ago
Strawbs has posted the blog Alcohol free vs free alcohol
Two words which when swapped around bring either joy or a feeling of emptyness - Alcohol & Free... This was a posting this morning, from a friend on Faceboo... 2 hours ago
Rose72 has posted the blog Day 52
Hello everyone, just checking in. I'm 52 days and sober. Feeling a bit blah and irritated at the moment. Not sure why? I don't like this restlessness...in the... 2 hours ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on It was never meant to be
Saor very brave post thanks for sharing. I think alot can relate to your story. Well done on day 10. Your doing brilliant. X 2 hours ago
butterfly1974 has commented in the forum discussions Feel Good February
Morning loves xx sending everyone lots of love xx on last leg as usual , had to go in school about daughters awful relief teachers, want to be at train station... 2 hours ago
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Found this quite inspirational. Thank you 2 hours ago
Molly_52 posted a comment on Love to anyone starting out 💕💕💕
Thankyou butterfly and congratulations on 7 months xxx 2 hours ago
Snowdrop1 posted a comment on It was never meant to be
Very well said! Alcoholism is progressive. It creeps up on you without you realising and then you blink, and next thing you know you're hiding the empty bottles... 2 hours ago
pollyk posted a comment on Why do you drink?
Great blog xx 2 hours ago
Demeter has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Lizzea & the Dream Team!!! 💗Don't worry about keeping up with the thread folks. Everyone understands if you miss things or can't remember ev... 2 hours ago
pinklady_1 has posted the blog Resposibilities
I had a light bulb moment this morning! My whole life I took the role of responsible one....or so I thought! Responsible for my mothers happiness. For my own li... 2 hours ago
Rose72 posted a comment on 100
Congratulations Glynnn on 100 days. Very precious! Great blogpost too xX 2 hours ago
SummerRain posted a comment on Why do you drink?
yep yep and YEP! and especially "everything bad in my life came back to alcohol..'' . You nailed it for me when you said that! x 2 hours ago
BlueAngel posted a comment on Help - is Night Nurse ever ok?
After another horrendous night I think I’m def going to get some later. I’ll ask the pharmacist if he can recommend anything else but I’m definitely not having... 2 hours ago
SummerRain posted a comment on Sober celebrations and changed habits
Love this Daisy, just what I needed to hear! xxx 2 hours ago
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RachyAitch posted a comment on Turning a corner - saying No to FREE wine!
Go Poppins. We’re right beside you every step of the way. Xxx 2 hours ago
soberhero has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning, and well done to all the marvellous people on the stats board! I was chuffed to get a first mention for 10 days💪🏻. Welcome to Blondbee and Daffy, and a... 2 hours ago
Nana Treen has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good morning peeps. Cherry, this is for you (Hank Marvin playing Apache live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB91ayDlQLE and for everyone else who enjoys a go... 2 hours ago
Susie57 posted a comment on Love to anyone starting out 💕💕💕
Great blog Butterfly. Well done on 7 months.So happy for you lovely lady. Your words have helped me so much, thank you.Susie xxx 2 hours ago
Twinkle_4 has posted the blog Please someone tell me this gets easier...
Day 11 and just checking in. Now that all the alcohol's out my system and I'm feeling pretty good, addict head has started f**cking with my brain questioning if... 2 hours ago
Lacerta posted a comment on Still here
Hi Sea I haven't been on main thread for ages, so it lovely to come on here and see your name and that you are doing well accept for your wee trips. Well done 👍 2 hours ago
Fiona_60 posted a comment on Lady Petal
Glad you got home safe and sound Petal. How gross! must’ve made it a long journey from York to home... and how blissful to finally arrive home to your darling O... 3 hours ago
Lacerta posted a comment on Alcohol & Dementia
Thanks for posting very scary, just hope I haven't done too much damage. 3 hours ago
Chimp has posted the blog Working My Way Back To You
I'm not surprised but so overwhelmed by all of your support from my blog yesterday. An outpouring of love and strength is the core of what this site does and if... 3 hours ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Morning allPoor little Ailsa - do hope she makes a swift recovery, Lacerta and pleased she had a good night. It much be quite bewildering for her (and Lottie to... 3 hours ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Sober celebrations and changed habits
Whoop-whoop!!!! Congratulations on your 173 days :-) and so well done on such a lovely sober celebration... it was just lovely to read :-), xxxx 3 hours ago
Demeter posted a comment on Sober celebrations and changed habits
Fabulous, Daisy! I'm so happy you've found your way onto such an unexpectedly delightful new direction in your friendship. Life is wonderful xxx 3 hours ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Oh, Escoffier that gut wrenching feeling when building works do exactly what you've been dreading! We had a glass link which was designed and built with archite... 4 minutes ago
Herewego posted a comment on Need to Lose the Fat!
Hi RachelBB,I saw the same prog and feel motivated too. I bght the DVD at wknd and ashamed to say its still in its cellophane. I intend to measure myself tonigh... 5 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Cherry, loved your comments...keep up the good work!👍🏼 8 minutes ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Working My Way Back To You
Lovely Chimp, you're on your way, so just stay focused and keep reading, xxxx 9 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good Ass Crack Morning!🌛 😂Thanks for the comments regarding co worker...crazy...😔 His wife had left him about a year ago too...ugh. Just sad...Anyway, someone a... 9 minutes ago
overthewall posted a comment on Alcohol as an anaesthetic
What a wonderful blog! I have bookmarked this so I can read it again (and again!). Learning to live with difficult emotions is a challenge but you are so right... 12 minutes ago
Lolasunshine posted a comment on Please someone tell me this gets easier...
Hi Twinkle. I’m on day 11 too, I’m using the same excuse as you! I’m not drinking for lent! It’s my sisters 50 th birthday party on Saturday. So I’m going to be... 14 minutes ago
hope_13 has posted the blog Positives of sobriety.
So day 10 today, last night through the night my daughter took unwell. Normally my husband would have dealt with taking her to out of hours doc as I would be o... 23 minutes ago
Deb-Rock has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 35 minutes ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions Feel Good February
Hi everyone, great seeing all these posts, thanks everyone. Butterfly enjoy your meet with June, is that the lady who was on Lorraine?Good for Strawbs giving t... 37 minutes ago



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