Because we live in such an alcocentric society, it can be all too easy to believe that this is a normal way to live. So many of us will show up to work on a Monday morning clutching our heads and sharing our boozy stories with colleagues in the office: “What did you get up to on Saturday night? No! You didn’t!” It’s a ritual, the cementing of membership to a club – the Drinker’s Club. I relinquished my membership to that club in April 2011, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Here’s why…
Lucy's Blog Corner
Hi and welcome to my guest blog!
I was a heavy and regular binge alcohol user for my entire adult life up until the age of 35. Disguising an ever-growing dependency within the realms of acceptable social alcohol consumption norms, I did not consider my problem to extend to one of being ‘an alcoholic’ but I knew, nonetheless, that I was not in control of alcohol.
After a particularly heavy binge that landed me in hospital, I decided to quit using alcohol altogether, and went on to found Soberistas.com in November 2012 – a social network website aimed at women with alcohol dependency issues.
In the last three years I have written four books on the subject of alcohol dependency.
I now work full time as editor and director of Soberistas. I live in Sheffield, UK with my two daughters, and am a keen runner. I’ve been a happy Soberista for over four years.
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