Soberistas – A Summary

Here’s a summary of what Soberistas is, where the idea came from, and what it can do to help you if you are struggling with your relationship with alcohol. Our logo is the Bird of Paradise flower, which means this: freedom, magnificence, good perspective and that something strange and wonderful is about to occur. Going alcohol-free can be a positive lifestyle change, representative of all these things.

Bird of Paradise flowers

Soberistas emerged out of my desperation to get alcohol out of my life once and for all. By the time I quit drinking, alcohol was scaring me to death but so was the idea of living without it. I craved an existence that was booze-free but also one in which I was happy and not tormented by the ongoing desire to get drunk – a desire that had caused me so much trouble throughout my entire life since being a teenager. Was I an alcoholic? Who knows, I still don’t know. What I did know was that life had to be better than the miserable cycle I’d found myself trapped in, of drinking, hangovers and self-hatred.

Soberistas.com is fundamentally a website where you can write and offload, anonymously. It’s an online place where you can meet other people who know exactly how you feel and who will support you in your journey to becoming alcohol-free. It’s a space that you can drop into and ask people to convince you right there and then to NOT go and buy a bottle but to stick to your sobriety instead because you’ll feel so much happier in the morning if you do.

There’s a chat room, a forum and a place to post blogs. There’s an Ask the Doctor service (send the Soberistas alcohol specialist GP, Dr. Julia, your questions and they will be answered and published on the site anonymously), a Book Club (a good distraction for the evenings now that you’ve stopped drinking!), a Member of the Month scheme (vote for the member who you think has made real sober progress or who has offered you amazing support and we’ll send the winner a personally engraved silver bracelet from jewellers, Merci Maman), and monthly expert interactive webinars. There’s also the Soberistas Discount Club where you’ll find a great selection of companies offering exclusive discounts to our subscribers, including DryDrinker, JoggBox and Daniel Sandler make-up. Plus we post motivational and informative features every fortnight that will help you in your goal to stay alcohol-free and healthy.

I set Soberistas up as a way out of the booze trap, an easy-to-access resource that provides a blueprint for how to live happily without alcohol. It was intended to reflect my own experiences of being AF – positive, life changing and the best decision I have ever made, for both my family and me.

If you have any questions about Soberistas please email me on lucy@soberistas.com.

 

Lucy xx

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5 thoughts on “Soberistas – A Summary

  1. Gill says:

    Thank you, Lucy, oh thank you.

    Having watched the catch-up version of the Channel 5 documentary “My name is…” on Friday, and then again last night, Your story resonated, totally with me as a single parent, who relies on alcohol to get through.

    I feel I have finally found a potential to do what I have been trying to do for over 20 years – stop my daily drinking. I have tried AA, several times (even getting to the 7 month marker), but It’s messages just didn’t fit, as I was, apparently, not enough of an alcoholic !!! I paid good money to do the Alan Carr method, which also worked for a bit, but not for that long. I have read countless books and have even been an alcohol counselor, so I do know a thing or two about giving up, except I haven’t been able to do it yet!

    Feeling inspired, yet again, I have subscribed and am setting up my determination to stop. I know that I cant do this alone. Being a single parent, my regular evening isolation means meetings are not possible, so an online community of understanding souls, sounds like a more realistic and positive plan for me.

    Here goes…

    Gill

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