Guest Blog – ‘Sober Revelations’ by Kate

I had been sober and 'kiss free' for 13 months before I felt I was ready to plunge back into the world of internet dating. I downloaded the dating app 'Bumble' and started swiping. Almost immediately, I saw a friend from childhood who I hadn’t spoken to since I was 8...

Guest Blog ‘My Awakening’ by Jackie

When I was 17 years old, I started my first dream job as a trainee Zoo Keeper. I was shy and uncomfortable around people and had always said I would never drink or smoke because I’d seen how alcohol affected people and didn’t like it. I’d been invited out by my work...

If wine were a donut …

I don’t know about you but donuts are not something I buy myself. I don’t crave them. I don’t look at them in a shop and think ‘oooo, I’d love a donut’ or eat my dinner and then think ‘a donut would finish that off nicely’. In fact, the only time I ever ate donuts or...

Guest blog ‘Get Sober and Start Living’ by Stephen

It's been 18 years since I had my last drink and sometimes it's easy to forget how difficult this journey has been for my loved ones and me. Most of my drinking career involved a conscious effort at 'mindful drinking', if that’s what you want to call it. I started...

Guest blog ‘Life On The Other Side’ by Emma

Hello, my name is Emma, I'm 43 years young and I started living on the 23rd October 2016. I'd been drinking on all different levels since the age of 13. It started with just sips of beer or Thunderbirds, but I already knew that I enjoyed the feeling of being tipsy....

Guest blog ‘The Tricks of the Mind’ by Ann-Marie

My story is probably similar to a lot of people that struggle with addiction; I was tricked by my own mind. I thought that I could moderate, but deep down, I knew that alcohol was destroying me physically, mentally and spiritually. I'd always had a troubled...

Guest blog ‘The Myth Of Moderation’ by Lauren

My name is Lauren, I’m 37 years old and I got sober in May 2017 after binge drinking for 20 years. I started partying when I was still in high school, getting drunk on the weekends and that continued into my adult life. I always justified my binge drinking because I...

Guest Blog ‘The Story of the Serial Quitter’ by lovely Jan

I am sitting on the toilet seat in my bathroom, looking at my husband who is crouched down on the floor in front of me. He’s got a tea towel in his hand which he’s holding against the side of my head and he’s talking to somebody on the phone. I think he's talking...

#club365 – Ariane ‘My Soberversary Story’

I had my first drink at 13, and my last at 32. For close to two decades, alcohol was an integral part of my life. When I fell pregnant with my first child, I had plenty of time to dry out and think about how unhealthy my relationship with alcohol had become. This...

#club365 – Kate – ‘Take One Minute At A Time’

On 23 July 2018, I celebrated 12 whole years of sobriety. My relationship with alcohol, like most relationships, was complex. Alcoholism runs in my family and was part of my daily life from the day I was born 54 years ago. In many ways, it was kind of my destiny;...

#club365 – Nic – ‘Life begins’

On 13 April 2017, I woke up from my slumber,feeling like I'd chewed on Ghandi’s sandal for the last few hours and desperate for a break from the pounding in my head. Thankfully, the house was silent and I was very much alone. I sat up, steadied myself, and headed for...

#club365 Week – Andrea – @feravida @saspodcast

I want to start by saying that my struggle with alcoholism was the greatest gift I have ever received. It was also the single hardest demon I’ve had to defeat. My experiences of living with alcoholism and my eventual recovery sent me down a path to a wonderful and...

#club365 Week – Jo – ‘Coins in a Jar’

On 27 July 2018, I celebrated my first Soberversary; one whole year of being completely alcohol free. It’s been a year of ups and downs but most importantly, a year of huge self -awareness. Choosing to live a sober life is so many things all at once. I feel strong,...

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Guest Blog – ‘Sober Revelations’ by Kate

I had been sober and 'kiss free' for 13 months before I felt I was ready to plunge back into the world of internet dating. I downloaded the dating app 'Bumble' and started swiping. Almost immediately, I saw a friend from childhood who I hadn’t spoken to since I was 8...

Guest Blog ‘My Awakening’ by Jackie

When I was 17 years old, I started my first dream job as a trainee Zoo Keeper. I was shy and uncomfortable around people and had always said I would never drink or smoke because I’d seen how alcohol affected people and didn’t like it. I’d been invited out by my work...

If wine were a donut …

I don’t know about you but donuts are not something I buy myself. I don’t crave them. I don’t look at them in a shop and think ‘oooo, I’d love a donut’ or eat my dinner and then think ‘a donut would finish that off nicely’. In fact, the only time I ever ate donuts or...

Guest blog ‘Get Sober and Start Living’ by Stephen

It's been 18 years since I had my last drink and sometimes it's easy to forget how difficult this journey has been for my loved ones and me. Most of my drinking career involved a conscious effort at 'mindful drinking', if that’s what you want to call it. I started...

Guest blog ‘Life On The Other Side’ by Emma

Hello, my name is Emma, I'm 43 years young and I started living on the 23rd October 2016. I'd been drinking on all different levels since the age of 13. It started with just sips of beer or Thunderbirds, but I already knew that I enjoyed the feeling of being tipsy....

Guest blog ‘The Tricks of the Mind’ by Ann-Marie

My story is probably similar to a lot of people that struggle with addiction; I was tricked by my own mind. I thought that I could moderate, but deep down, I knew that alcohol was destroying me physically, mentally and spiritually. I'd always had a troubled...

Guest blog ‘The Myth Of Moderation’ by Lauren

My name is Lauren, I’m 37 years old and I got sober in May 2017 after binge drinking for 20 years. I started partying when I was still in high school, getting drunk on the weekends and that continued into my adult life. I always justified my binge drinking because I...

Guest Blog ‘The Story of the Serial Quitter’ by lovely Jan

I am sitting on the toilet seat in my bathroom, looking at my husband who is crouched down on the floor in front of me. He’s got a tea towel in his hand which he’s holding against the side of my head and he’s talking to somebody on the phone. I think he's talking...

#club365 – Ariane ‘My Soberversary Story’

I had my first drink at 13, and my last at 32. For close to two decades, alcohol was an integral part of my life. When I fell pregnant with my first child, I had plenty of time to dry out and think about how unhealthy my relationship with alcohol had become. This...

#club365 – Kate – ‘Take One Minute At A Time’

On 23 July 2018, I celebrated 12 whole years of sobriety. My relationship with alcohol, like most relationships, was complex. Alcoholism runs in my family and was part of my daily life from the day I was born 54 years ago. In many ways, it was kind of my destiny;...

#club365 – Nic – ‘Life begins’

On 13 April 2017, I woke up from my slumber,feeling like I'd chewed on Ghandi’s sandal for the last few hours and desperate for a break from the pounding in my head. Thankfully, the house was silent and I was very much alone. I sat up, steadied myself, and headed for...

#club365 Week – Andrea – @feravida @saspodcast

I want to start by saying that my struggle with alcoholism was the greatest gift I have ever received. It was also the single hardest demon I’ve had to defeat. My experiences of living with alcoholism and my eventual recovery sent me down a path to a wonderful and...

#club365 Week – Jo – ‘Coins in a Jar’

On 27 July 2018, I celebrated my first Soberversary; one whole year of being completely alcohol free. It’s been a year of ups and downs but most importantly, a year of huge self -awareness. Choosing to live a sober life is so many things all at once. I feel strong,...

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