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SuttonFelix posted a comment on The passing notion of a hit
Beautiful, positive post! 1 minute ago
Moorish has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good evening allACI, I’m nicely tucked up and Snuggly in fresh bedding and it’s lush. I’m having a rubbishy week at work and my love life is a self made shamble... 6 minutes ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on Day One - At Rock Bottom
Hang in there and stay close to this site - just never stop trying. You are soooooo worth it. xxoo 6 minutes ago
FranciPants has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
I'm also having the headaches. I agree in that it's evidence of my need to give up the wine. I sometimes wake up with them and they linger for a good part of... 7 minutes ago
Suenew posted a comment on Day Four
I don't get that look any more at 44 months AF and I am proud and they are of me too. x 8 minutes ago
Jessie_20 posted a comment on Day Four
Thank you for the responses. I should clarify, as I'm afraid I wasn't clear and gave the wrong impression. I left my husband when I was 41-going on 42. The pas... 8 minutes ago
GGLil posted a comment on Checking in....
Bet you look great - keep going 👍🏻 Xx 13 minutes ago
Kittybleu has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
102 days af, and counting, night all, sweet dreams. xxx 14 minutes ago
Kittybleu posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Just keep putting one foot in front of another, you can beat this...x 16 minutes ago
overthewall has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Crickey! It's so hard to keep up here. Esp as I only ever get to check in on my phone on the run. I do read all your comments, even if I don't reply to each one... 22 minutes ago
73ts posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Well done, you’ve done day 1, onwards and upwards, you can do this! NQTD 32 minutes ago
Strawbs posted a comment on Sober Diaries
Hi Michelle, I have been blogging throughout my membership here and it has got me to 400+ days. However, I really wished I'd kept a diary. I see other Soberis... 35 minutes ago
Lady Margaret has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
Hi Everyone. I’ve been absent the past couple of days, but I’m still here and still AF. Dippy, I add my voice to the chorus of congratulations on your weight lo... 40 minutes ago
Lagla posted a comment on The passing notion of a hit
Thank you for a really inspiring blog.So true, such a short hit for such a long line of negatives. I am day 61, and this thought has helped me numerous times wh... 42 minutes ago
Lia_15 posted a comment on Day One - At Rock Bottom
there are medication that will help you stop drinkin. Campral, naltrexon, selincro. Google it if you’re into it, 44 minutes ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
I'm glad you followed up on this Petal, for the sake of the conversation. Sheer often mentions hedonism, and I think you and I had a hedonistic streak running t... 44 minutes ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick goodnight from me. Didn't drink today and no intention of drinking tomorrow or any other day. Loving the idea of international meet ups. X 59 minutes ago
Sunnie has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
A lot happening tonight , have gone back 5 pages , Margaret I see you repledged do this for you and only you !! QACI as off to bed good night all sleep well .M... 1 hour ago
Dippy has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
Massively quick check in.. Hi all Thank you so much for the encouragement ☺️☺️Gaynor.. I have been having headaches that feel very much like hangover headaches.... 1 hour ago
Molls has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
I've been reading about the Decoder app Sheer. It sounds promising. I have a brain app called Lumosity. Aimed for the "maturing" brain. I should use it more😂😂 A... 1 hour ago
Manicmondays has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
hi everyone a quick check in tonight. No thoughts about drinking at all, provided having a/f beer doesn’t count. Makes A huge difference that OH is not drinking... 1 hour ago
playingmytune has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick quack. No boozing today. KOKO everyone! xxx 1 hour ago
Dóchas has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hello from the train on the way one from college. Snow in Bucks I see. Can’t read back on this bloomin phone but just popping in to say well done to everyone on... 1 hour ago
SunflowerField posted a comment on The passing notion of a hit
I honestly think for me it was a 10 minute hit because after that the anxiety of wanting to ensure the next drink was lined up overtook. And in the end I hated... 1 hour ago
Running girl has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
A very quick pop in to say hi!Long day, early run with my running buds, last session of mindfulness completed and ready for my bed.But before I hit the sack I r... 1 hour ago
JMG09 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Faithfaery has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Soberforward count me in for a meet up in Stockholm! Alys tell your daughter I love moose too. I was gutted as it was the one animal we wanted to see in Canada... 1 hour ago
Jane_10 has commented in the forum discussions Jump Into January
So much to read and think about on this site today. I am echoing the feeling of pride here. Glad to know you all. Goodnight from me. Xx 1 hour ago
GGLil posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Well done - this is the worst and you’ve got it. Lots of sober blessings your way 🌟 1 hour ago
GGLil posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Enjoyed reading this - thank you for taking the time. 3 years, brilliant! 1 hour ago
Recovery posted a comment on Checking in....
Hi Patsy,i have honestly lost count of how many day ones I have had and the shame that came with giving in. Its great that you are already feeling and looking b... 1 hour ago
penny london has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
Hi Hagletts all,I love having our little side thread. Thanks to Twinterella for adding much sparkle to us all. thanks for your support over the last few days. F... 1 hour ago
dlungwitz has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Running girl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Evening Fellow Feminists 😘Tracie, what a post! As ever, your wisdom centres us all. Thank you for the reminder and thank you for your unfaltering compassion. Vi... 1 hour ago
Johan has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Rosyapple posted a comment on The power of reflection
You can be a grump on here. We need to read these types of emotions on here to know that we are normal! We don't bounce on fluffy pink clouds all the time. I'm... 1 hour ago
Saffy565 has commented in the forum discussions New here
Controlling is in his DNA. 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Soberforward - can my daughter and I come too? She has a serious obsession with Scandinavia. We have a house full of moose, everything has to be lagom and we li... 1 hour ago
penny london has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
VQACI. Read back a few pages what an amazing group you are. Am stil AF much helped by my OH opting to do 100 days too. More another time as health has caught up... 1 hour ago
Shazzle posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Well done 💪🏻 great you have somebody to see tomorrow, stay close to the site, everybody here will support you. Some people arrange meet ups all over the country... 1 hour ago
Rosyapple posted a comment on Day Four
I know that look and it does occasionally appear in my mind, but I use it as a means to keep staying SF. I don't want to give my children that heartache anymor... 1 hour ago
Michelle_109 posted a comment on Sober Diaries
I furiously typed into my phone in the diary section which helped and got me through the cravings...no tears required! Haha, hope your getting through zoehannah... 1 hour ago
Aime-A has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Soberforward has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Night time here and I especially want to thank Sparkle_4 and Wander_mum for contributing so much to this thread. And WinefreeClaire, turns out I am a feminist a... 2 hours ago
Saffy565 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Margaret41, check out Codependents Anonymous website. See Patterns and Characteristics. I was shocked with the number that I ticked that fitted me and my rel... 2 hours ago
Celtsong924 posted a comment on New
Welcome, Daisybud! I, too, enlisted the support of my family when I made this decision. I shared on a blog the letter I wrote to my family, and it was the bes... 2 hours ago
Ailsy has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Woo hoo on 6 months CC and AFletic 👏👏💖💖 Annabella men are hopeless at times eh...... although the lack of notice does mean you can use the line "this old thing,... 2 hours ago
Tash4545 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Yay, that’s great news Maimie, beautiful son coming up for your birthday. He must love you very much. Night alllove DD xx 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on The power of reflection
Never apologize for feeling low, it's allowed. Alcohol really does cloud our vision and cut us off from the gifts the universe is trying to give us if we'd onl... 2 hours ago
Patsy25 has posted the blog Checking in....
Coming to the end of day 18 and I feel fantastic!! Better sleep, anxiety has pretty much disappeared, the bloated red face is no longer im happy!!! BUT have bee... 2 hours ago
Holly-66 has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
Evening all quick check in, thanks for the welcome twist. Cold busy day today. No thoughts of drinking hopefully it will last.Well done Dippy on weight loss,Pen... 2 hours ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Scruffy - thank you. I totally get the spirituality and letting go. I hope you weren't offended - the prayer touched a nerve for me x 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Great job on getting through day 1. I promise things will seem much better tomorrow after a good night's sleep. Reach out here anytime you need support, we ar... 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Normalizing Sobriety
This was so beautiful to read. You sound so much more at peace. I recommended to a new person that they go back and read your blogs just the other day. Sendi... 2 hours ago
Rosyapple posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Great to hear Sazta! Really rooting for you here, enjoy your first hangover free morning tomorrow. Looking forward to your morning post. Xx 2 hours ago
alexandra_12 posted a comment on Day Four
I was interested to read your blog. Your daughters will gain so much from you being sober. There are so many years of life ahead for you to be the mother you wa... 2 hours ago
Petal has posted the blog Would i have been an addict anyway?
My blog has been inspired by one that Nana wrote yesterday. It spoke loud & clear to me and I thank her very much for writing this. Some of the replies have... 2 hours ago
Celtsong924 posted a comment on Normalizing Sobriety
I like the audio books idea. I have never tried them. I listen to the odd podcast now and then, but never an entire book. Sounds like a good way to pass the... 2 hours ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions Jump Into January
Sending love to y'all. Just read back and I'm feeling pretty proud to know such a group of strong women.Off to bed as I've got Bubble's cold xx 2 hours ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on The passing notion of a hit
Beautiful, positive post! 1 minute ago
Moorish has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good evening allACI, I’m nicely tucked up and Snuggly in fresh bedding and it’s lush. I’m having a rubbishy week at work and my love life is a self made shamble... 6 minutes ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on Day One - At Rock Bottom
Hang in there and stay close to this site - just never stop trying. You are soooooo worth it. xxoo 6 minutes ago
FranciPants has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
I'm also having the headaches. I agree in that it's evidence of my need to give up the wine. I sometimes wake up with them and they linger for a good part of... 7 minutes ago
Suenew posted a comment on Day Four
I don't get that look any more at 44 months AF and I am proud and they are of me too. x 8 minutes ago
Jessie_20 posted a comment on Day Four
Thank you for the responses. I should clarify, as I'm afraid I wasn't clear and gave the wrong impression. I left my husband when I was 41-going on 42. The pas... 8 minutes ago
GGLil posted a comment on Checking in....
Bet you look great - keep going 👍🏻 Xx 13 minutes ago
Kittybleu has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
102 days af, and counting, night all, sweet dreams. xxx 14 minutes ago
Kittybleu posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Just keep putting one foot in front of another, you can beat this...x 16 minutes ago
overthewall has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Crickey! It's so hard to keep up here. Esp as I only ever get to check in on my phone on the run. I do read all your comments, even if I don't reply to each one... 22 minutes ago



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Five Things To Remember That Will Help You Ditch The Booze By Lucy Rocca


You will no doubt have endured the pain of numerous ‘morning afters,’ that horrible feeling of slowly coming to and experiencing the double whammy of a cracking hangover, and a multitude of regrets. And perhaps a rather large dose of fear, owing to t...

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You will no doubt have endured the pain of numerous ‘morning afters,’ that horrible feeling of slowl...

How To Tune Into Your Authentic Self By Lucy Rocca


“Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” Bob MarleyI’m sure I’m not unique in the fact that during the first couple of weeks of January I’ve been reading a stack of magazine and newspaper articles on health, so...

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“Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” Bob MarleyI’m sure...

First Encounters: Why New People Probably Like You More Than You Think By Emma Young


 “I meet people and they become chapters in my stories.” Avijeet Das  How many times have you chatted to someone for the first time, then walked away feeling that you didn’t come across too well? Maybe you felt you were too loud o...

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The Alcohol Experiment By Annie Grace – An Excerpt


(To be in with a chance of winning a free copy of Annie’s latest book, email competition@soberistas.com before midnight GMT January 21st 2019 and please include your name and postal address.)  What’s your all-time favorite drink? The one yo...

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