This site is a response to the numerous questions I've had since I stopped drinking and it is designed based on what I needed when I started my own non-drinking adventures.
I am incredibly passionate about normalising and encouraging respect and understanding for people who are struggling with any kind of addiction, compulsion or mental difficulty (actually I think that's all of us?) and in helping people to explore the possibility of a life that is less reliant on alcohol.
And so....here's my hope. That the words and resources in this site will inspire courage, inspiration and opportunity for change.
No judgement, labels or stigma.
I hope you enjoy exploring and I wish you all the best on your adventures.
Although not for everyone, personally I find alcohol-free alternatives work really well for me. My sideline passion project @sober_sommelier is my social media contribution hoping to bring AF into mainstream so we can socialise like real grown-ups!
A Place to Start
Looking to explore, conquer or master the art of living an adventurous and happy life without relying on alcohol? Whether you'd like to cut down, take a break or quit alcohol for good, you'll find resources & inspirations to help you start or continue your own investigation into a sober- friendly life.
The Upsides of getting & maintaining control over your relationship with alcohol are many. If you're looking for the positives of not drinking see if any of the benefits below can motivate you to start;
Improved CLARITY. Quality SLEEP. Mental and Physical HEALTH. Better RELATIONSHIPS. Self RESPECT. More MONEY, Increased PRODUCTIVITY and TIME...the list goes on....
Whatever your reasons or goals there's something here to help.
If you are in crisis or would like some professional help here are some places to go.
Counselling Online offers 24-hour free drug and alcohol counselling.
Family Drug Support Australia offers 24-hour support to families and friends of drug and alcohol users. Call 1300 368 186.
If you need help with alcohol addiction, call Alcoholics Anonymous on 1300 222 222