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    Dragonfly24
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:14 pm

    Sober Tribe

    Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:45 pm

    Hello everyone,
    I’m new here! I recently read a book called “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” and in her recovery she talks about the importance of having a “Sober Tribe” and I feel like this is the safe community I need ♥️
    I’m 24 and I think I’m addicted to alcohol. I’m not addicted in the typical way of getting up and needing a drink every single day. But I am addicted in the way that if I have one drink...it is never just one drink. I simply can’t moderate. When I’m out, I focus on how much everyone is drinking, when I finish my drink the only thing I can think about is getting the next one. I drink because I want to have fun...but I never have fun when I drink.
    I don’t like the person I am when I drink and I hate the person I am the next day. But then I have a few days off and the weekend comes along and then I think “oh well one drink won’t hurt”. Cycle repeats.
    Anyway, thank you for listening. Please share your stories, it makes me feel less alone. ♥️
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    Cat7
    Moderator
    Posts: 105
    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 10:52 am

    Re: Sober Tribe

    Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:58 pm

    Hey @Dragonfly24 and welcome to the forum.

    I think your right, the community on here is like one big sober tribe and your now a part of it. I hope others will share more good resources they have found useful, just saw @Midge0z mention a book that sounded quite interesting here.

    Thanks for sharing and look forward to hearing more from you!
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    Sessy
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:14 pm

    Re: Sober Tribe

    Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:30 pm

    Hi @Dragonfly24 ,
    I have exactly the same issue and it’s affecting my relationship with my partner and now even his family. Yesterday I got so caught up in a drinking session that I failed to show up for our engagement celebration dinner with his family. I feel so incredibly bad today and guilty for letting everyone down. Once I start I just can’t stop. I think I have to quit drinking all together before I ruin my life and lose the people I love.
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    Dragonfly24
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:14 pm

    Re: Sober Tribe

    Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:22 pm

    @Sessy we could be the same person! I have not had a drink now for 10 days. I feel like zero drinks is the only way I can go, because as soon as I have one - my brain always tells me to get another regardless of the situation. It’s okay not to be able to moderate, alcohol is super addictive- that’s what I’ve quickly learnt. I wish you all the best with your journey x
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    Mrobinson88
    Junior Member
    Posts: 0
    Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:00 am

    Re: Sober Tribe

    Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:42 am

    Hi sober tribe,
    Fairly new to the forum and posting. So many emotions that go along with drinking alcohol. Priorities 're arranged sabotaging ones self with anti social behaviours.
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    camembert
    Community Builder
    Posts: 28
    Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am

    Re: Sober Tribe

    Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:25 pm

    Hey @Mrobinson88 , @Sessy & @Dragonfly24
    I love the idea of a sober tribe!
    I'd love to hear how your journeys are going?
    What kind of things have you found helpful?
    Have you read any other good books about sobriety?
    :)
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    Rose_squrtz
    Community Builder
    Posts: 13
    Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:20 pm

    Re: Sober Tribe

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:34 am

    Hi @Dragonfly24 It's always good to know we are not alone in the situation and talk with people who have the same goal! I can feel your positivity just through your post :)
    How are you going so far ? would love to hear more of your journey!
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