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Living without alcohol

What does it mean to live without alcohol?

There came a point for many of us here at Living Sober when we accepted the brutal truth – that despite our best attempts to moderate alcohol we were unable to do so. Many of us here at Living Sober accept that, for whatever reason (or reasons), we cannot control the drug of alcohol.

In accepting this truth we are accepting that the only way to free ourselves from our terrible internal struggle is to remove alcohol from our lives completely.

It can take some time to get to this point of complete acceptance; so don’t worry if you’re not here yet. Take your time and talk to others here at Living Sober to see if this is the right decision for you. Only you the drinker can make that decision for yourself. Only you the drinker can stop yourself drinking. Only you the drinker can experience the amazing uplift that Living Sober will bring you.

It is hard work though. It is a big, difficult transition to make from living boozily to Living Sober. Cravings have to be dealt with, uncomfortable emotions have to be encountered, social events have to be navigated and a lot of wide-open brain time has to be managed. But it is do-able, thousands of people get sober, and we can all help each get other through it.

Living Sober is experiencing life in a healthier, happier and calmer manner than living boozily will ever allow you. Living Sober is living a life that is real and raw and gritty and fascinating. Sometimes it is joyous, delightful and exhilarating, other times it’s grim, tricky and uncomfortable, but at all times it is life at its raw best, with no smudged edges or blurred realities.