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B5Lj6OKF0s6 ”Looking at my life 3 years ago I honestly never thought I would get to where I’m at today. The arrests, the hospital stays, the loss of trust, and unhealthy relationships became something that was normal for me. I’ve been in and out of the rooms before, but my inability to relinquish control had turned everything positive in my life into pain, confusion, lies, and deception. I knew deep down inside that I was capable of finding a way out, but all those big dreams, all the begging, and pleading became nothing more than an afterthought because the heroin, methadone, and the lifestyle had become my master. A lot can and has changed in three years. On 08/01/2016 I made the decision to change everything that I thought I knew about the 12 steps and the design for living that everyone had always talked about. I went to school, got a job in treatment as support staff and in 2 short years have been able to work my way up to therapist at the facility that saved my life and gave me too many chances to count. I became a father in sobriety, and today I get to show up for my son, I can also say that he’s never seen me loaded and that’s something that I hold with pride today. Three years seems like a bit of time but it’s only a drop in the bucket. I know that the homeless days and the sleepless night are only as far away as I wish to keep them. God gets all the credit. Because I can’t take credit for something I’ve never been able to achieve on my own.”- - Congratulations Tim! Another example that we do recover and anyone can make it out alive.- - 📲Get signed up for your very own virtual recovery coach today. Completely free. Link in bio.

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B48K6zYARKe I am 4 years sober today. Blackouts were an every day occurrence. I've woke up in a hospital beaten bloody with a fractured orbital bone and I had no idea how I got there. I hated myself and everything else as well. Today, I am alive, happy, and grateful. Amazing @rudegirldesigns we do recover! —————————————————— Get your very own virtual sober coach. Link in bio to sign up completely free.

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B5DkWZMA_BU 500 days alcohol-free 💖 With each day, I step more confidently into my capability and my life’s possibility. With each day, I deepen my well of gratitude. With each day, I grow stronger, more secure, more content. I can’t pinpoint exactly when I became a non-drinker. I never made a concrete decision to stop drinking. In July 2018, I committed to a year-long booze break. I educated myself, I empowered myself, I found my tribe. I flirted shamelessly with a sober identity - thinking it would never last - and ended up falling in love. I fell in love with the clarity and the energy and the brilliance. I fell in love with my sober self. And now, 500 days in, I don’t ever want to let her go. I own these 500 days with pride. They are all mine. I hold each of them - the best ones and the worst ones and each and every one in between - in love and light today, honoring every stage of this incredible journey. Bright eyes. Open mind. Happy heart. This is me at 500 days alcohol-free 🥰 - amazing job @maintaining_mama!———— ————————————————- Make sure to sign up for your free virtual recovery coach today by clicking the link in our bio.

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B5G1UiQK1Bz Let's show what is possible on this amazing day.⠀ 🚨Have you checked out the worlds first dating app for the sober community? Hit the link in our bio to install is completely free today.

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B5JCkJygI2I So so proud of the people who never give up!!!! WOW! Congrats @goodgollllymissmollyyy on 155 days sober! Her words 👉 “Alcohol is my thing.. I’ve been sober now five months after multiple relapses as well as getting to dangerous points. I fell into a depression after an emotionally abusive marriage and our separation... now I have worked to resolve what was driving me back to drink.. I don’t just say there are happier days ahead, I truly believe it... and couldn’t be more thankful to feel this way!” 👏👏👏 Double Tap to put your hands together for Molly and give her some love!!👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 👉 Grab your free virtual recovery coach to get the support you deserve on your recovery journey. Link in bio to sign up today! ❤️

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B5EdoWGFiA- Thought you might be interested in a quick glimpse into my story of sobriety. 101 days ago I was discharged from yet another detox, this one spent on a psych ward following a long stint of drinking and using cocaine. I was punched in the eye by another patient at the hospital and suffered 3 orbital fractures as a result of the punch. I don’t remember any of it. On August 11th I flew from Providence, RI to Naples, FL and checked into Hazelden Betty Ford. I finally surrendered to my disease and knew it was time to dive head first into recovery. I spent 30 days as a residential client and transitioned to 8 weeks of intensive outpatient directly after. Hazelden laid the ground work for me, but Alcoholics Anonymous and, most importantly, my higher power, have been the main reasons I’ve been able to get sober and STAY sober for as long as I have. Today I celebrate 100 days clean and sober. The first picture was me 101 days ago and the second picture was taken a couple days ago. -nothing short of a miracle @corey_king ————————————— 👉 Grab your free virtual recovery coach today completely free. Link in bio. Get the support you need 🔥

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B4-tj88gOwz Let’s show what’s possible.... 🔥👉Make sure to check out our dating app for the sober community today. Completely free to download. Download it today with the link in our bio.

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B45b1zlAaJ7 I have 60 days clean from IV heroin, crack, meth, Suboxone, and all other substances. On the left was September 12th, on the right is me with my daughter this past Halloween 2019 - what an amAzing accomplishment! ———————————————— Get your very own virtual sober coach. Link in bio to sign up completely free.

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B4-yMpugccr Something to keep in mind. Very simple message for today from @sobermotivation ————————————————— To help you move forward each day, I'll send you BuddyMail - a free daily email that includes a bite size challenge that will help you stay motivated, learn skills, and prevent or recover from relapse. All you have to do is complete the challenges and things will start to improve for you. Link in bio

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B5L2MIJApq3 Received my nonalcoholic beer from @athleticbrewing Enjoying #hometownharvest festive fall #IPA right now. Thanks for the Challenge! #soberoctober #soberoctober2019

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B5LtUgoFADC “The me on the left is the Allie I thought was living her best life, which turns out to be the darkest times I ever knew to exist. I weighed 80 pounds, and visited the hospital at least 3 times a month. I was a homeless heroin and meth addict who would do anything, and harm anyone for the next fix. I was scared, lost, hopeless and out of ideas when I finally surrendered. It took me losing everything, including my family to realize and accept the help that was there all along.- - - That leads me to where I am today, 101 days sober and so thankful for my sobriety and family. I never thought I would believe I could live and lead a life this grateful! Spending time with family, working, and meetings are what fill my days. If you asked me 101 days ago, what I thought I’d be doing I would have said dead, from another deadly overdose. Today, I’m grateful for what I have and all I want to do is spread my story and help others going through what I went through. If my story can help just one person, than I know I am doing a successful job!”- - - Congratulations Allie! You are killing it and are just more proof that anyone can make it out. Keep it up! - Sign up for your free virtual recovery coach today. Hit the link in my bio. Start getting the support you need via daily emails from @yoursoberbuddy

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B5LlIwBAEDI This is Collin - - Hospital pic: My lungs collapsed, my kidneys failed, rhabdomyolysis (most insane pain ever), 3 seizures, blood pressure was 290- they almost had to force stop my heart. ICU for almost 48 hours and 6 days total in the hospital. They pumped me full of so much Iv that I peed 7 liters the last day.- - 3 years ago today was my first sober breath after many years of trial and error. Relapse after relapse, my addiction grew stronger each time. I continued to use for another year after this graphic photo despite “seeing the light”. Many of you will be baffled that I didn’t quit. Others will understand that I still had a deeper rockbottom yet to achieve.- - “It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication, willpower and sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But I promise, it’s worth it.”- - After reading this quote many times in recovery, it’s funny how almost the entire thing applies to buhurt as well. I found this amazing sport three months into my sobriety. It gave me something to work towards that was more challenging mentally and physically than any sport or class I had ever participated in. It gave me focus. Sweat, blood, and tears in my road to recovery carries over into my training. It took away all the negatives and rewarded me with countless positives. I’ve competed in 4 tournaments overseas. The company I keep has changed from not being able to turn my back for a second, to my brothers taking an axe to protect my back. I proudly call the people I’ve met through buhurt my Fighting Family. - - Getting clean was the easy part. Staying sober was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. There isn’t a single breath I take where I regret my decision to leave that dark lifestyle behind. I absolutely love the life I have created and the wonderful people that are in it. ————————————— Get the support you need by signing up for your very own virtual recovery coach today completely free. Link in bio

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B5Lj6OKF0s6 ”Looking at my life 3 years ago I honestly never thought I would get to where I’m at today. The arrests, the hospital stays, the loss of trust, and unhealthy relationships became something that was normal for me. I’ve been in and out of the rooms before, but my inability to relinquish control had turned everything positive in my life into pain, confusion, lies, and deception. I knew deep down inside that I was capable of finding a way out, but all those big dreams, all the begging, and pleading became nothing more than an afterthought because the heroin, methadone, and the lifestyle had become my master. A lot can and has changed in three years. On 08/01/2016 I made the decision to change everything that I thought I knew about the 12 steps and the design for living that everyone had always talked about. I went to school, got a job in treatment as support staff and in 2 short years have been able to work my way up to therapist at the facility that saved my life and gave me too many chances to count. I became a father in sobriety, and today I get to show up for my son, I can also say that he’s never seen me loaded and that’s something that I hold with pride today. Three years seems like a bit of time but it’s only a drop in the bucket. I know that the homeless days and the sleepless night are only as far away as I wish to keep them. God gets all the credit. Because I can’t take credit for something I’ve never been able to achieve on my own.”- - Congratulations Tim! Another example that we do recover and anyone can make it out alive.- - 📲Get signed up for your very own virtual recovery coach today. Completely free. Link in bio.

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B5LaFK6F0l1 Crushed the @athleticbrewing #soberoctober contest and earned $20 cash and a six pack of some fine #nacraftbeer, curtesy of @blakemycoskie and #athleticbrewingco. #jimscoffeestout and #downwindergose are new varieties for me. Can’t wait. #beathletic #drinksmartlivewell #winning #nonalcoholicbeer

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B5LSqojhQGm Using our Aromatic Bitters as the base, Spritz Aromatic is bubbly, refreshing, and spice forward. It’s drinkable straight from the can and makes for a pretty nice alternative to an alcoholic beverage with its bitter, dry flavor and a touch of sweetness . . . . . #cocktails #mocktails #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #tbt #bitters #bittersandsoda #hellabittersandsoda #sobercurious #sobriety #soberoctober #sobercommunity

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B5LNgdzA4Wf Yes! It’s OK NOT to Drink ✨ Enjoy the weekend, Hangover Free 😃 #mocktaillife

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B5LJkfVg5Ta Mocktail Recipe Alert 🚨 Seedlip Spice 94 for some spice, @traderjoes Sparkling Watermelon 🍉 and Mint 🌱 Seedlip's Spice 94 Non-Alcoholic Spirit contains a complex blend of aromatic, Jamaican all spice berry and cardamom distillates with two barks & a bright citrus peel finish. The aromatic profile also includes oak, lemon, grapefruit, and cascarilla. Sugar, calorie, and sweetener free. No artificial flavors, or allergens.

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B5LF11AAhV- A portion of our products help raise addiction awareness. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. Check out our website link in bio. . . . #projectlasthope #soberoctober #sobriety #soberissexy #soberliving #sobermovement #soberaf #addictionawareness #addictionrecovery #addiction #addictiontreatment

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B5LA03_AooW “I only haven’t drank for a week.”⁣⁣ “I don’t have a rock bottom.”⁣⁣ “It wasn’t THAT bad.”⁣⁣ “I don’t have it figured out yet.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Let me tell you a secret:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The one person that could be inspired by you,⁣⁣ give themselves that second or millionth chance,⁣⁣ believe in their damn self,⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ doesn’t care. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ They just want connection and empathy.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ One of the biggest stallings in my personal alcohol free journey was feeling like nobody else struggled with their relationship with alcohol.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ That no other college girl woke up hungover and confused why she felt mentally awful.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ That no other woman felt broken and a slave to others’ opinions of her.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It wasn’t until I stopped waiting for the perfect ~redemption story~ that I gave myself permission to grow in the mess and help others as well in the process.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You don’t think you can be inspiring? My dude, you’re giving hope and you might not even know it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Do it for you first, always. But remember that THEY need your story, too.⁣

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B5K1gi5FrOG So excited to be a part of the MindBar event on Dec.14th in San Diego, CA! I’ll be sharing how to be more sustainable and create less waste during the holidays and also providing a variety of #selfcarepairing treats! Details of the event are below. If you’re in the area, tickets are linked in my bio! ・・・ #repost - MindBar is back! Holiday style on December 14, just in time for a much-needed self-care break during the otherwise crazy holiday season. 🎁🎄 Get your tickets asap (link in bio)! ❄ MindBar is a one of a kind event for women who want more to life than going out on the weekends, drinking, and feeling hungover the next day. Discover what NY Times and CNN are calling the ultimate wellness lifestyle, the alcohol-free life. Because socializing, making new connections, and having a good time do not need to come with side effects of hangovers and regrets. ❄ MindBar is so much more than just a party, it's a night of intentional connection and inspirational growth. We are so happy to bring: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍸Mocktails by @topchicousa and other delicious nonalcohol drinks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🥰A workshop on how to ground yourself during the crazy holiday season with special guest Lisa Smith (@girlwalksout), author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👐Fun, hands-on project from zero-waste health coach Sara Miller (@sarabelle_coaching). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎎An intention-setting meditation to keep you centered and ready for the new decade! ❄ Tickets are limited and cover the workshop, hands-on project, zero-proof cocktails, holiday bites, and meditation session. Get them before they run out! (link in bio) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sobersandiego @angelanshanahan @chic_af @holisticconnie @befashionkind @letitbegingwithcarlee @juliabalto @drinksforsobersandiego @loreetrim @valeriejoannapowers @alexwesleyy @servedupsober @the_original_jro @lindsey_soulfulness @wendykwasnyart #sandiego #topochico #girlwalksoutofabar #soberlife #soberoctober

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B5Kw5PYHTXa It started as a ‘Sober October’ to help speed up my recovery from my 100k. Then it became clear how much better I functioned without it! My usual alcohol intake before that was between 2 and 4 drinks a week, depending on my social calendar. I was amazed at the improvement I felt the longer I was alcohol free. Better sleep. Better focus. Crystal clear head every day. Easier to stick to routines. More effective use of my time. More money saved. Better eating habits. No internal chatter of “I’ve had two, is one more okay? I really want one more..” Always well hydrated. Less mood swings. More patience. More mindful. Happier. Today feels like a special milestone as I reach 50 consecutive days without alcohol - I haven’t gone this long without it since I was 17! Sparkling water 🍋 💦 cheers to the weekend my friends! #alcoholfree #af #sobercurious #oynb #intentionalliving #healthyhabits #soberoctober

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B5Kw4dfjeKP From the Bronze packages at £25pp: You get the original Bar Soba Cocktail Masterclass. A 90-minute interactive class, which includes 3 cocktails. To the Platinum package at £45pp: Get the original Bar Soba Cocktail Masterclass plus a 3 course Dinner🥂😍 We have 4 different Cocktail Masterclass packages for you to choose from - all you have to do is visit www.barsoba.co.uk/masterclasses or drop us a DM on Facebook to get booked in/ for more information🎁 - - - - - #BarSoba #Lunch #Food #Drinks #Deal #Restaurant #Glasgow #VenueHire #Free #foodporn #instafood #dinner #bar #lunch #mocktails #soberoctober #instagood #love #foodblogger #GlasgowFood #drinks #foodgasm #tasty #travel #eat #GlasgowDrinks

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B5KtchZHYHu We only craft our sodas using high quality, natural ingredients to create those authentic American flavours. This way, you can crack open a can knowing you're supping the real deal.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'll cheers to that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rootbeer #cherrysoda #feelingfresh #freshsoda #americansoda #sodafolk #goodsoda #craftsoda #crafty #craftdrinks #draftdrinker #sodamngood #sodas #sodapop #sodalicious #drink #drinks #drinking #drinkup #sodaoctober #soberoctober #drinksofinstagram #drinkoftheday #drinkchamps #drinkstagram #drinkcraft #americansoda #americanflavours #flavoursofamerica #colorado

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B5KqOweF16n Man I’ve been a good boi tbh I quit on hella bad things :,). I’m not ganna lie when I say almost every mom and dad wants me as their son in law💀 ion know if it’s because of my talents or is it because i just be minding my own business💀I decided to spend time with my family and less time fucking around drinking 😌 ~ @salty.mexican #soberoctober #nonutnovember #virginityrocks

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B5Koy4vKkrZ Working on some new booze-free adventures by a cosy fire. Life is good ❤️

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B5KLKaSgw9x The weekend is upon us and it'll be filled with new opportunities to challenge what and how you drink... Choose wisely and remember that the day after is just as important as the night before! . . . . . #healthylifestyle #healthydrinks #boysnight #girlsnight #soberlife #momtobe #pregnancyfriendly #babyshower #cleanliving #soberoctober #boozefree #nonalcoholic #zeroalcohol #mocktails #soberliving #clubsober #hangoverfree #social #drinkdifferent #soberissexy #inrecovery #mindfulness #mindfuldrinking #party #havefun #goodcleanfun #connect #besocial #cleandrinking

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B5KBgpqgpTR A reminder, that no matter how you identify; alcoholic, addict, alcohol-free, sober, non-drinker or where you practice sobriety; AA, Smart Recovery, Church, Religion, the Dry Club.. we are fighting a common enemy: alcohol. Our views on alcoholism may be different, the reasons why we stopped drinking may be different and the way in which we stop drinking may be different BUT we are ALL in agreement. Alcohol is bad for EVERYONE, period. So no matter who you are- if you stop drinking, I’m proud of you 🙏 - @kaylalyonscft

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B5JqajXgR-E ✨ Participant of the Day ✨ Congrats on hitting the big 100! 🎉 Repost from @soberlutionnz • Got all the fist pump vibes happening in the world of Kelly today 👊👊👊 I'm officially in triple-digits! 100 days sober and it's been the best 100 days yet. I'm so grateful to be here, to be sober, to be feeling the most in love with life I have ever felt and yet, this is only the beginning. The best is yet to come 🎉🎉🎉🥰🥰🥰

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B5JpLyPg__h Imagine where you could be in 30 days. Think about it. On Christmas Eve 🎄...what are you wearing? Who are you with? How do you feel? How do you WANT to feel? How do you WANT to look? Are you tired and stressed out? Or energized and present? I'm here to tell you that quick glimpse you just got of your best self? It's entirely possible. And I’m here to help you get there. LAST CHANCE to get into my #Last30Days Challenge! 👉Closing up registration TOMORROW👈 I only have 8 spots left if you're ready to drop the excuses and just start. Meal plans, flexibility to enjoy the holidays, weekly grocery lists and 30 minute workouts. The ladies in these photos are all working moms on my team, and we’re all just doing the best we can. Knowing we have a group of amazing women to cheer us on 🎉 🎉 🎉 Because when mom feels better, it ripples into all other areas on our life: family, kids, work, friendships... Fill out the application in my bio, or send me an email ASAP jenhirstfitness@gmail.com! You’re one click away from a completely different life. — #Last90Days #YouTotallyCan

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B5JlLB2liqj Let’s show what’s possible. Drop your recovery day in the comments👇 👉Also grab your free virtual recovery coach by clicking the link in my bio❤️

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B5JahQLnbOv Put myself in an consistently unusual state this October: sobriety. Honestly, I’m not a heavy intoxicator(?) ay this point in my life, but I do find myself regular consuming intoxicants. On social occasions, in celebration or even desperation. It’s easy to lean on external crunches in a variety of instances. No major revelations, but I did sleep better and feel clearer throughout the day. I also felt more anxious. Or maybe I felt the normal amount of anxiety that typically exists within me but is usually suppressed...all in all, I’m proud that I passed my own test and exercised my will to accomplish a challenging feat. This is my biggest takeaway and what I’ll bring forward. • Grateful to @blakemycoskie and the @athleticbrewing team for facilitating this experience. Something I’ll definitely do again! • How have you challenged yourself lately? • #soberoctober

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B5JZbNyDmrE What an amazing story. So happy that she is sharing her journey with the world. Shows that recovery is so possible. ⠀ 🚨Single? Sober? Looking to start dating? Check out our free sober dating app today. Built specifically for the sober community. Join over 25,000 members today.

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B5JVzKWgg2R To celebrate #SoberOctober measured by @whoop, I received this custom band for #SoberOctober2019.

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B5JRM12AIEd Here’s the thing about growth: it’s uncomfortable, it’s difficult, and it’s NECESSARY. • “ It is not the strongest of the species that survives. Nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin 💪 • When I quit drinking I had to make a complete 180 of my entire life; new friends, new hobbies, new coping mechanisms. Fitness 100% saved my life. By REPLACING drinking with exercise, (I didn’t change my triggers because here’s some uncomfortable news, YOU CAN’T control your external environment), I was able to control the way I REACTED to my triggers: Stress? @pilatesplusoc Anxiety? @yogaworks Lonely? Group class with a friend like @sober_otter • Charles Duhigg references the “The Habit Loop” in his book The Power of Habit, which states that all habits have 4 parts: 1. Cue - 2. Craving - 3. Response - 4. Reward 🥰.. The reward isn’t alcohol my friends, it’s relief from XYZ. Change your RESPONSE, change your life 🙏 • Founder of @1000hoursdry @kaylalyonscft

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B5JQKOrHljt HUGE SoberMap Shoutout: On this day November 8th 2018 I was getting incredibly drunk and decided to get behind the wheel of my car around 11:15 pm.⠀ I would wake up cold, alone, stripped of my clothing covered in bruises in holding at Stark County Jail. My last hangover. I was under observation because I was shouting about dead daughter and threatening to kill myself. I tried to fight the cops, I screamed for the sake of screaming, I cried because the primal me, the baseline function that comes to the surface while you drink was in such utter agony.⠀ ⠀ I’ve only told a few people this as time has passed but the person that came out that night scared me. I’ve seen her before, and she’s everything I fear about myself. The worst parts of me. I finally did it, I became my birth mother, insane, violent, a danger to myself and others. That’s what ran through my head while I was strapped to a chair with a mask over my head like Hannibal.⠀ I was suffering. I was in constant pain. My moods were never the same and I had no clue who I was or what I wanted. Sometimes even stone sober when I was alone in my car I would just yell until my throat burned and the screams blossomed into sobs. I was losing it. Everything constantly felt like it was crushing me and the only way to feel relief was to get obliterated.⠀ The past year has not been easy. While I’ve done it while mixing cocktails and dancing among temptation, that doesn’t mean I’m strong or I didn’t want to drink. I always want to drink, it still at times makes me a bit anxious how much I miss it. I probably won’t drink again until that anxiety fades. That may be forever, I don’t know. All I know is I’m sober today and the opportunities for growth that’s afforded me are priceless.⠀ ⠀ Today I am more mindful, I live with a sense of gratitude, I take my life one day at a time. I’ve never felt better physically, emotionally, mentally. I actually like myself most days which is kind of astonishing. I used to think I needed booze to be clever and friendly, that’s just not true. ⠀ If you’re curious about getting sober it’s totally possible, if I can anyone can.⠀ It’s worth it. I’m worth it. You’re worth it too.⠀ @jessicagreenoh

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B5JMA7aHTRd Follow me on Facebook!! Love to have my new friends there too! #SoberOctober #SoberNovember

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B5JCkJygI2I So so proud of the people who never give up!!!! WOW! Congrats @goodgollllymissmollyyy on 155 days sober! Her words 👉 “Alcohol is my thing.. I’ve been sober now five months after multiple relapses as well as getting to dangerous points. I fell into a depression after an emotionally abusive marriage and our separation... now I have worked to resolve what was driving me back to drink.. I don’t just say there are happier days ahead, I truly believe it... and couldn’t be more thankful to feel this way!” 👏👏👏 Double Tap to put your hands together for Molly and give her some love!!👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 👉 Grab your free virtual recovery coach to get the support you deserve on your recovery journey. Link in bio to sign up today! ❤️

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B5I5Gf-ARsK New read. Omg @unexpectedjoyof I know I am late to this book club and I’ve only just started, but...WOW! 🤩it’s been about a year since I read any quit lit and it’s like a punch 🥊 to the gut remembering the drinking days as I read yours. Holy Moly the things alcohol puts us through 😫 I tried to deny my problem, blame others, and protect myself by isolating 😪 My heart aches thinking back to those days. 💔I now have clear eyes to see what was happening to me when I was depending on alcohol 😭 I am forever grateful to be free from the cage. 🦋Thank you for the reminder 🙏🏻 I can’t wait to get to your happy ever after chapters! 🤗 10 outta 10 recommend ⭐️ #sobermovement #1000hoursdry #thedryclub #alcoholfreelife #soberoctober #sobercurious #teetotaler #boozeless #alcoholfree #boozefree #sobermovement #hangoverfree #dryoctober #sobriety #teetotaler #boozeless #alcoholism #greyareadrinking #addiction #soberlife #oodat #mentalhealth #wedorecover #inspiration #soberaf#ditchedthedrink#mentalhealth#hellosundaymorning

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B5I5F-jgfGQ New read. Omg @unexpectedjoyof I know I am late to this book club and I’ve only just started, but...WOW! 🤩it’s been about a year since I read any quit lit and it’s like a punch 🥊 to the gut remembering the drinking days as I read yours. Holy Moly the things alcohol puts us through 😫 I tried to deny my problem, blame others, and protect myself by isolating 😪 My heart aches thinking back to those days. 💔I now have clear eyes to see what was happening to me when I was depending on alcohol 😭 I am forever grateful to be free from the cage. 🦋Thank you for the reminder 🙏🏻 I can’t wait to get to your happy ever after chapters! 🤗 10 outta 10 recommend ⭐️ #sobermovement #1000hoursdry #thedryclub #alcoholfreelife #soberoctober #sobercurious #teetotaler #boozeless #alcoholfree #boozefree #sobermovement #hangoverfree #dryoctober #sobriety #teetotaler #boozeless #alcoholism #greyareadrinking #addiction #soberlife #oodat #mentalhealth #wedorecover #inspiration #soberaf#ditchedthedrink#mentalhealth#hellosundaymorning

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B5IzlxgA4Lp Cred to @always_in.recovery • • I’ve started telling people I’m not drinking for “health reasons” and some people are being super awesome about it - like telling me about all the awesome mocktails I can have (because thankfully I live in an awesome city with an evolving sober culture so there ARE great options), but some have said that I’m boring. I’m sure that if I told them the whole truth they’d be more supportive however it is just so indicative of how fucked we are when it comes to using booze as a crutch. I’m finding my feet. #sober #soberlife #soberoctober #soberliving #sobercurious #soberissexy #soberaf #sobermovement #sobernation #sobriety #sobergirls #soberbabes #soberbabe #recovery

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B5IyrC9AnsG Grateful to be in a court room that's case isn't as a result of my drinking #OnlyCoffee 😉☕️ . My previous appearances were to negotiate the ramifications of my two DUI's: - One in 2005(?), blowing a .19 - The other in 2013, blowing a .23 . With my second I was in a blackout, caught with an open bottle of Yellowtail Chardonnay in my front seat in the heart of rush hour 5pm traffic. . I blew above a .20 and it was my second DUI within 10 years. My car was impounded, I paid over $5,000 in court + lawyer fees, spent a day is jail 4 months pregnant with Landon, two weeks on house arrest, whiskey plates, 30 day inpatient stay, and drove with a breathalizer in my car for two years when Landon was a baby. Every 15 min I blew into that device, and every single one was negative. . And I stayed sober through it all. . I took responsibility for my actions + got through it. . My dad stood by me as my lawyer during my first DUI case, and this morning I was able to be there for him with his court case (non-DUI related). . Thankful today that I could walk into a courtroom 6.5 years sober. Thankful that I finally "got it". Thankful for another 24 hours ✌️ — #SoberMom #StandBackUp

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B5Iwy8RgWVm RP from Co-host • @soberinwisco drinking took so much time and energy from my life. the time i spent drinking at the bar with my friends. the time spent (lost) recovering the next day. the time it took away from the things that i needed to get done. the time it took away from the things that i wanted to get done. the lack of energy i had after a night of drinking. the mental energy it took trying to moderate. it left me feeling drained over and over again. ➖ getting off the merry-go-round of drinking gave me my time and energy back. does it still take energy to not drink? of course. it takes work and i put a lot of energy into keeping myself sober. but it's positive energy. not the negative kind that constantly leaves you feeling drained. ➖ if you're sick of losing your time and energy to drinking, give it up. don't force alcohol to fit into your life when it's clearly not working (and let's be real - it's not working that great if you're here right now). it's a lot like a toxic relationship with someone you know isn't good for you, but you keep thinking things will change. it won't! move on and save your time and energy for something better. i promise, you will thank yourself later 🖤

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B5Ioasng56P #TBT to September — sunrise walk at Sunset Beach. It wasn't my first vacation sober, but it was my first vacation where everyone else was drinking a bunch. 😬 Here's what I did to make sure I'd still have fun: First, I'm two years sober, so I knew I wasn't going to drink. Everyone I went with knows I don't drink, so they weren't expecting me to. And obviously I brought 4000 gallons of sparkling water + mango juice and pineapple juice and ginger beer. but also: 🐝 I kept busy. Without the time and energy suck of alcohol, you can do everything! My 14-year-old and I went to a ropes course, visited some rescued alligators, went shopping, and got her hair cut. I brought a bunch of books to read. The couple we went with also had a three year old, and since I LOVE kids and mine are all grown up, I enjoyed playing with her a lot, too. . . . 💤 I called it a night. As much as I loved my travel companions, drunk people are super annoying, so I went to bed early every night and got loads of amazing sleep. . . . ✌️ I let got of my judgement for other people's drinking I knew I wouldn't have any fun if I was obsessing over how much everyone else was drinking, so I decided to not make it my problem. Another advantage of going to bed early - not witnessing how much everyone drinks. What are your tips for traveling with *non* non-drinkers?

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B5IPGHegneT #Repost @cherylshenandoah • • • • • • I wanted to reshare this post by @stenjoddi because of how the mental health of men is so often overlooked. Men are relied upon as providers and turned to for strength but are rarely given the opportunity to be able to open up about their struggles. Having a son who is becoming a man before my eyes, a father with addiction issues and brothers who have faced struggles in their life I wish things were different in society. There should be safe spaces for men to be vulnerable and get support when needed. With that said, I am probably the most guilty of contributing to this way of thinking, that a man has to be strong and never show weakness. I have to do better for my son and the men I care about in my life. Also, can we stop saying “Men are trash” I’m over that. Just because a man isn’t fitting what role you had made up in your mind for him to play does not mean he is trash.

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B5IJX_LFjBn God grant Me The Serenity To Accept Things I Cannot Change Keychain to help guide you towards an addiction free lifestyle A portion of our sales goes to organizations that help raise addiction awareness. Check out our website link in bio. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. . . . #sobriety #sobermovement #addiction #addictionawareness #soberoctober #soberissexy #soberliving #soberaf #addictiontreatment #addictionrecovery

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B5IIqaCnLLH Today is the day! It's just £25pp for an arrival drink, an interactive Masterclass experience that includes 3 Rum Cocktails & a 2 Course Meal! Our mixologist will tell you everything you need to know about Sailor Jerry🥂 After that, it's time to get SHAKING! We'll guide you through three signature rum cocktails using Sailor Jerry. You'll be shaken, stirred and leave us with the skills and the know-how to create perfect cocktails at home. All this is rounded off with some tasty Soba street food! To book a place, please email byresroad@barsoba.co.uk Got a cocktail lover in your life? You can buy Gift Vouchers for our Masterclasses for your friends and family! Visit: https://www.barsoba.co.uk/ - - - - #BarSoba #Lunch #Food #Drinks #Deal #Restaurant #Glasgow #VenueHire #Free #foodporn #instafood #dinner #bar #lunch #mocktails #soberoctober #instagood #love #foodblogger #GlasgowFood #drinks #foodgasm #tasty #travel #eat #GlasgowDrinks

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B5IIGNPD1IN Sobriety Circle Addiction Awareness Necklace to help guide you towards an addiction free lifestyle A portion of our sales goes to organizations that help raise addiction awareness. Check out our website link in bio. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. . . . #sobriety #sobermovement #addiction #addictionawareness #soberoctober #soberissexy #soberliving #soberaf #addictiontreatment #addictionrecovery

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B5IGKskDo-p En månad nykter firas med en vän! #soberoctober partially, and November

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B5HxgZYqHnM Why are the houses painted white in southern Spain? 🧐 This custom goes back to Roman times however the process has changed over time. 🧐 Paiting the houses with a mixture of lime, water, chloride and white cement was thought to disinfect the houses, keeping them free from bacteria and disease. It also waterproofs the house. 🧐 The white color also reflects the heat of the sun keeping them cool in the hot summers. 🧐 In many towns, authorities keep track of which homeowners have whitewashed their houses and when. You may even get a fine if you haven’t been keeping in top of it!

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B5HSlqTgCV2 This week's episode features our intrepid participants of Sober November through their trials and tribulations of this challenging month. Enjoy this extremely honest and slightly awkward episode as we face some harsh realities together. #sobernovember #soberoctober #cheechandchong #mentalhealth

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B5HGeeKgmp2 Its Wednesday! Week is halfway over-I’m in a good streak, but I feel like the end of the week will be tough to stay committed. One more workout promised, maybe I’ll get in two?? Does playing throw throw burrito count as cardio?

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B5HESaLAfiA Huge shoutout to @dj.k.b on this amazing accomplishment. - “Best year ever! I thought about writing about how amazing this journey has been, but I would end up writing a book so I will spare you. However, if you are struggling or thinking about giving up alcohol and/or drugs, please reach out to me! I would be more than happy to share my story and help in anyway I can. Thanks again to all of my wonderful friends and family for being such a magnificent support system. I am very lucky and grateful ❤️🥰💫 ———————- Get your very own sober buddy today link in bio to sign up free

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B5HBrOZh_A0 Sportif HC baby 👻 #soberoctober

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B5HBHz2g2wS Thought you might be interested in a quick glimpse into my story of sobriety. 101 days ago I was discharged from yet another detox, this one spent on a psych ward following a long stint of drinking and using cocaine. I was punched in the eye by another patient at the hospital and suffered 3 orbital fractures as a result of the punch. I don’t remember any of it. On August 11th I flew from Providence, RI to Naples, FL and checked into Hazelden Betty Ford. I finally surrendered to my disease and knew it was time to dive head first into recovery. I spent 30 days as a residential client and transitioned to 8 weeks of intensive outpatient directly after. Hazelden laid the ground work for me, but Alcoholics Anonymous and, most importantly, my higher power, have been the main reasons I’ve been able to get sober and STAY sober for as long as I have. Today I celebrate 100 days clean and sober. The first picture was me 101 days ago and the second picture was taken a couple days ago. @corey_king 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👉Looking for some support on your recovery journey? Make sure to sign up for your very own free virtual recovery coach. Link in bio or message us for it.

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B5G6-0vA0XC That Alcohol Free Life ✨That Mocktail Life ✨

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B5G4wndqAGi What are you grateful for today?⠀ 🚨Make sure to check out SoberMap today. The free mobile app that helps you find your favourite meetings fast. Link in bio to download

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B5G3zP8gzWY you guys, we did it!!! made it through #sobervegas! it honestly wasn’t super easy, but it was definitely doable. thankful for the many nonalcoholic options that were available, for my people who helped support & accommodate my choices, & that we had a whole lot planned out to kinda keep us busy. tried some new delish drinks - which i’ll post more about throughout the week! got to hang out with some wonderful friends & family, saw a show, watched a football game, ate allllll the food, & stayed sober. all in all, i’d call it one of my favorite trips! & definitely one of the few trips in recent memory where i actually remember everything! . . . . . . #soberbird #sober #sobriety #soberlife #soberliving #aa #alcoholicsanonymous #sobergirl #sobergirls #soberaf #sobergang #soberwomen #soberoctober #soberliving #sobermovement #soberrevolution #sobercurious #sobersquad #iamsober #recovery #motivation #lasvegas #heineken00 #wellbeingbrewing #liamsgingerbeer #cleancause #nonalcoholic #nonalcoholicbeer #nonalcoholicdrink #alcoholfree

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