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200 days sober!

When I first started out on my recovery journey I remember saying to my mum “how great would it be if I got to 100 days sober?”. I’m absolutely thrilled and so proud of myself that I’ve managed to double that. I am 200 days SOBERI am 200 days HAPPIERI am 200 days RICHERI am 200 days HEALTHIERI am 200

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It’s not all hunky dory

I’m almost 6 months sober and I’ve realised I probably started to get a bit cocky about my recovery as at times I have found it easier than I expected. Some times it’s been awful! As I mentioned in my last post the weather has been a massive trigger for me and it’s still affecting me and has done for

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Holiday mode

I go home for a week today (above pic).  It does me good to get back and see family and friends as island life gets to me if I don’t escape once in a while 😉 What comes with travelling is alcohol.  I’ve done it for years, whether I’m going on holiday, back home or a weekend away.  Whenever people

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The Sober Grid app.

Quite a few people have been asking about the Sober Grid app that I use and I came across this article. It really helped me in the first few weeks so it’s definitely worth a try. If you’re just looking to cut down or monitor your drinking try Drinkaware. Here’s the article… My Pocket Rocket To Sobriety

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Clearing my head

I’m not sure how these posts are coming across but I don’t want people to think I’ve led a miserable existence because I haven’t.  In fact I’ve had an absolute blast some weekends and lived a nice lifestyle with a lot of freedom!  I’ve met some amazing people, some not quite so amazing and ended up at some weird and

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A mother’s perspective

I don’t think people realise how much problem drinking effects family members. Not only has my health improved since I stopped drinking but my mum’s has as well. I’ve always had a close relationship with my mum and she’s the one I go to with ALL my problems (sometimes that isn’t a good thing – haha!). You know when people

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My first 5 steps

When I decided I was going to have a proper go at giving up the booze I knew it wasn’t going to happen easily or overnight so I needed to put a plan into place. Like I’ve said before, I’m in no way whatsoever qualified in recovery and what I say in these posts are just my experiences and personal

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My reasons for drinking alcohol

So I’ve given you my reasons for why I quit drinking and now I’ll tell you why I was drinking. I didn’t actually realise why I drank until someone asked me recently. Like a lot of other people I started experimenting with alcohol when I was about 13/14. A group of us used to go up the local park with

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If you’ve nothing nice to say…

I’ve really struggled this week and it’s the first time I’ve had thoughts about drinking since I stopped.  I thought about why it might be.  Obviously the fact it was the anniversary of my dad’s birthday on Saturday hasn’t helped.  I’m probably only just dealing with the grief of his death and the sadness of it all properly now as

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What a pair

My lovely dad would have been 81 today but unfortunately, we lost him to a brain tumour 4 years ago. I woke up feeling crap so thought I’d do something positive and write another post. It’s crazy how such a small thing can keep you from one of the most important decisions of your life. I would come up with

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My reasons for quitting alcohol

Since I’ve let everyone know about my drink problem one of the most asked questions is “did it really get that bad?” Unfortunately, it did. I forged a lifestyle that fit around being able to drink when I wanted to, which clearly isn’t a good thing. I’ve always been a sociable person but over the last few years my social

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My first post

Before I start rambling on, I’ll explain what I intend to post here. I’m in no way whatsoever qualified in alcohol recovery but what I am good at is finding information when I need it. Over the last few months I’ve found websites, apps, ideas, hints and tips that have really helped with my recovery and I think it would

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