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Today I do my best to focus on the #hopes not the #hurts 💗.Families do recover, sometimes you just need time.
Mr. Rogers is an absolute hero of mine! Almost all of his famous quotes fit with a drink free life, but this one took the cake for me. I loved his show and think he was such a positive force in the world. Won’t you be, my neighbor! #mrrogers #fredrogers #tomhanks
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Those drinkers that can “only have a few” Who can stop after one or two. Who can just drink on Friday and Saturday, but not during the week. Who can just buy a six pack or a small bottle. None of this makes sense to me. I NEVER drank like that. And it’s because of my alcoholism. There was NEVER enough alcohol when I was drinking. I ALWAYS drank until blackout, or until someone cut me off. I can remember times of telling myself “ok just three shots tonight” 🤣 that’s hilarious to me now because I knew damn well those three shots were going to turn into three bottles. I’m an all or nothing kind of personality, so that leaves me with two options: 1. Drink 2. Sobriety There is no in between for me or people like me. There is no “moderating” in my alcoholic mind. And I choose sobriety ANYWAYS. Because I was a drunk for way too damn long. I lived what that path can and would have led to. I’m almost a year sober and I’m STILL sweeping up that mess I caused. But the point is I AM sweeping up that mess. And staying sober, one day at a time. #sober #soberlife #soberliving #alcoholfree #boozefree #alcoholism #overcomeaddiction #believeinyourself #recoverfromaddiction #onedayatatime #thisisme #soberaf #soberissexy
Today I realised that the Dionysus is the Greek methodological god of wine - intoxication and drunkenness. Useless fact of the day for you 🤓🤓🤓 #facts #researchnerd
So. Freaking. Excited. . . 100 days feels like forever. Even tho I have been here before. I feel so super accomplished. And cant wait to surpass 6 months. But, all I have is today, and today I wont drink. . . . Oh, and my new hair. I really love it and I feel more me than I have in a while. Idk if I'll ever go blonde again but I'm loving the purple. . . . Several people close to me have expressed their dislike and I've let it be known that I dont need that kind of negativity in my life. It's really disheartening when complete strangers are more kind to you. Oh well. I'm not going to let it change my mind. I love it. And that's what matters. #purplehair #soberchanges
The question I asked myself a lot before I stopped drinking was will I lose mates? Ahhhh babes.......that was seriously the wrong question to be asking yourself!
How far have you come? That is the question on this amazing day. Don’t forget to tag someone kicking ass in recovery. I am proud of you. This video says it all. ❤️👈
“People are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be...So just be happy😊” • •DOPESICK APPAREL• “WHERE SOBRIETY MEETS FASHION” • • ⚠️Store is open for orders!💣 • • #soberaf #recovery #rehab #drugfree #ODAAT #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #motivation #inspiration #inspire #transformation #hope #fit #alcoholism #happy #wedorecover #addiction #quotes #awareness #celebraterecovery #endthestigma #life #positivevibes #dopesick #dope
Finding my joy in a pot of tea @canmoresaloon #canmore #localslove #soberAF
You’ve had enough, you’ve learned your lessons, it’s time to move up 💪
Apologies if I harp on a bit but I genuinely love the change in me since going keto. That coupled with going sober has changed my outlook on life and given me so much energy and positive vibes. I am truly high on life ✨ #keto #sober #changeyourlife #doittoday #noexcuses #positivevibes #happy #ketolife #ketoaf #ketoweightloss #ketotransformation #ketogenicdiet #sobriety #soberaf #soberissexy #alcoholfree #recovery #mindfulness #selfworth #selflove #clarity #accountability
Earlier in the week,  I started to feel kind of... uncomfortable. Like I was wearing a wrong-sized shirt or something, and I wanted to change out of it, and not necessarily in a good way.  I realized that I had only been to one meeting in a week, mostly for valid reasons, but that didn't matter. I had to remember - sobriety comes first, above all else, even for what you might consider valid reasons. - Long story short is I got my ass to four meetings this past weekend, not only because I had to, but because I wanted to. I talked to many, many fellow alcoholics about a variety of topics the entire weekend. And guess what now? That recovery shirt I was wearing earlier this week that felt uncomfortable.. it's starting to fit and feel a lot better again. - Talking to other alcoholics and addicts about our addiction, in person... helps. A lot. Period. Do it whenever you can. #sober #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #cleanandsober #onedayatatime #alcoholism #soberaf #soberbrotherhood #soberliving #sobrietyrocks #alcoholicsanonymous
Introducing our FAVORITE country singer and barbeque master. He’s always thinking about giving back to us worst boyz. We are so inspired by you! This is Jarrod: 🖤 . Nicknames: J-Rod, Jarhead, Swingin’ Johnson DOC: Alcohol and anything with alcohol in it (including rubbing alcohol as a mixer), the redhead from Waco Fun Fact: I love Texas, tacos, long walks on the beach, puppies and poking dead things with a stick Favorite Thing About Solstice: The family I’ve had since I walked through the doors... even after I screwed up once or twice and I have a man-crush on Charlie Moffet Most Used Emojis: 👍🏿🌮🍆
Hang in there! Sober Village 2019 Jamaica is happening March 2-9th!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 only days away from new friends, speakers, 12 step meetings, and all inclusive fun! #sobervacationsinternational #sobervacations #sobervillage2019 #svi #sober #soberlife #soberliving #sobertravel #soberaf #soberissexy #sobermovement #sobriety #sobrietyrocks
Hey friend. 👋 I see you giving giving giving right now. When you care about someone struggling with substance use, that's what you do. But hold on a sec! Take care of you, too, okay!? Surround yourself with a support system of people who nourish you and give to your spirit. ⠀ ⠀ _____⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sober #soberlife #soberliving #soberissexy #newlysober #recovery #addiction #addictionrecovery #wedorecover #recoveryrocks #serenity #teetotaler #soberaf #tellbetterstories #howtostaysober #sobrietytips #soberquotes #recoveryispossible #buildvillage #theaddictally #endoverdose #opioidcrisis #depressionsucks #stoptheshame #opioidawareness #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #riseupagainstaddiction #riseabove #shatterthestigma
Finally dropped my latest video! ⁣ ⁣ After last week, I explore ‘emotional hangovers’. ⁣ ⁣ We all expect to feel a little tired emotionally after a period of emotional struggle but feeling the need to retreat after a positive period of emotion can feel confusing. ⁣ ⁣ I recognise today, that it’s ok to feel a bit overwhelmed even after experiences of, so called, positive emotions. ⁣ ⁣ You don’t need to be injured to feel a bit achy and need a rest 🤷🏻‍♂️👌🏼🙌🏼👍🏼⁣ ⁣ Link in bio. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #emotionalintelligence #emotional #emotionallydrained #emotionalquotes #emotion #codependentnomore #healing #journey #recovery #soberissexy #soberliving #hangover #inspirational #love #selflove #selfcare #hope #soberaf #recoveryquotes #wedorecover #video #odaat #positivevibesonly #motivationmonday #motivationalquotes
An addict’s irony. Living in the moment fueled my alcohol use, and it wasn’t really living; it was existing in fear of tomorrow. It wasn’t until I stopped using that I actually started LIVING FOR the moment and FOR tomorrow. #addiction #functionalalcoholic #sober #addict #inspired #selfcare #soberaf #soberdad #recovery #sobriety #alcoholic #alcoholics #soberliving #familyfirst #soberlife #sobriety #sobernation #cleanandsober #recoveringaddict #recoveringalcoholic #odaat #partysober #menbeingsober #sobertatdaddy #soberbadass
When I first went to inpatient treatment I just thought i would figure out how to stop drinking. I had no idea I would have to change my thinking process. Especially on how I see or react to negative people. I use to get pissed off and dwell on what others say or do. Now I just accept them for who the are and dont let their negativity bring me down. #onedayatatime #livelife #lovelife #alcoholic #addict #livingmylife #happy #sober #soberaf #recovery #thankful #grateful
My favorite time of year is about to start! #mlb
Heads out, time to strip em and ship em to the machine shop. #doitrightthefirsttime #powerstroke #diagnosticagnostic #soberaf
This is a Throwback. 💥 💥 Crossing the Dublin Marathon finishing line in 2015 which I hope to repeat later this year. 👕👕👕👕👕👕👕👕 Sure - it can be tough 😖😣and there are certainly lows and frustrations especially when you suffer injuries but Running is one of those rare activities you get so much more than you give. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 #soberlife #beatthebooze #sobriety #nondrinker #achieve #believe #knowyourvalues #lifegains #teetotal #soberaf #soberdude #neverhungover #alcoholfree #boozefree #podcaster #pod #encourage #teetotalking #randomaf #sobriety #mindful #soberlife #sobertribe #soberliving #sobertribe #teetotalaf #running #marathons #dublinmarathon
On Friday I accepted a new position at an amazing company. The last two weeks were a complete emotional rollercoaster, but I managed to stay strong and stay sober... I'll be completely honest, it crossed my mind a few times. Thankfully, I have a pretty wonderful crew to support me. I have also learned to have a lot more faith in myself and the plan in store for my life. This is just the beginning of my journey. ❤️ #movingonup #bebetter #newcareer #digitalmarketing #newjob #242dayssober #sober #sobriety #recovery #addiction #soberlife #love #onedayatatime #soberaf #hope #addictionrecovery #happy #inspiration #warrior #soberliving #mentalhealth #steps #odaat #sobermovement #selflove #slayingsobriety #secondchance
. . Do you have a problem with alcohol? . . "The first step in understanding alcohol addiction is identifying whether or not you may have a problem. According to the NIAAA, alcohol abuse contains one or more of these characteristics: . . ✔Had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer than you intended? . . ✔More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t? . . ✔Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over the aftereffects? . . ✔ Experienced craving — a strong need, or urge, to drink? . . ✔Found that drinking — or being sick from drinking — often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems? . . ✔ Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends? . . ✔ Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink? . . ✔ More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)? . . ✔Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout? . . ✔ Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before? . . ✔ Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating? Or sensed things that were not there? More info: Https://bit.ly.2lnkm5t - Transformations Recovery . . #alcoholtreatment #addiction #recovery #mentalhealth #alcoholfree #soberaf #afreshstart #relapse #addictiontreatment #alcoholism
My man @d_roc_cg ‼️ I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without u homie 🤘 love u bro #a1sinceday1 #mydj #togetherwecan #wedorecover #recovery #sober #soberaf #odaat #wearecloudgang
✨Just be you✨
✨Just be you✨
✨Just be you✨
Dereliction’s: conscious neglect Every molecule in my body rebels against what is good for me. Left to my own devices my dereliction’s pile up on me and become difficult to solve. They truly are just a bogeyman under the bed. They aren’t real. I give them power. When I gain the courage to look under the bed (take action in spite of what the mind says) I realize the bogeyman isn’t real, it loses its power and I experience freedom. #conquerthegrave #recovery #wearsomethingthatmatters #spiritualawakening #brandwithapurpose #recovery #soberissexy #soberisbetter #soberaf #bogeyman #action #willingness #freedom #mindfulness #thoughts #thoughtlife #awareness #FTGarmy
My angels, my why , my blessings, my girls ♥️♥️🙏🙏 #blessed #soberaf #recovery #joy #mommasgirls #mystrength #gratefulheart #myloves
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Before @sobersaturdayz I never talked in public (unless it was at an after party at 6 am). I was always too nervous, too insecure and too scared. I don’t even think I spoke at my first event (The Daytime Disco) last August. Since then I’ve slowly been able to say a few words in public. This photo for example is of me from The Late Night Tea Party at @nookyeg. I remember coming off the “stage” not knowing what I even said. At the time that was the largest crowd I had ever had the pleasure of speaking in front of. Although I was SUPER excited to get off the stage I was even more excited knowing I was brave enough to get up there in the first place. Last week I had my first Rotary Club experience, which warmed me up for #lovefestyyc which has now lead me to #lovefestyeg . I’m terrified to say the least, but I know talking about negative self imagine to/with everyone is what is needed to change the conversations within ourselves. I created this event to help with some of my own personal issues and I know if it’s an issue with me, it’s probably an issue with someone else too. So snag your tickets, dress up and come have some good clean fun this upcoming Saturday. I PROMISE you’ll feel like a million bucks after 🥰. . . #yegevents #dryfeb #photooftheday #dryfebruary #soberissexy #sober #soberaf #soberevents @sobersaturdayz #soberliving #soberissexy #growth #selflove #love #self #thisisme
I recently lost like 2,000 pictures. One day they were just gone, and Apple couldn’t explain it. Many of those photos were from important days like M’s birthday, recitals, and family trips like this one pictured. I ugly cried losing those photo memories. Then days would go by and I’d cry again over losing them. It’s always been important to me to take a lot of photos. There are only three or four photos from this entire week in the Pacific Northwest. This one photo captures exactly what that day felt like for me. Joy danced in my bones and thoughts all day long. It was one of the happiest days of my life. And it was that day I realized how much I need sunsets, nature and family. It’s all I need, really. Life tip: use Google photos😆
Temper tantrum alert. I really wanted NOODLES so I order chicken chow mein (mein literally translates to NOODLES) and they sent me some lame ass celery/onion with tiny little chicken FLAKES and ZERO NOODLES. I was so mad I was forced to eat 5 crabby goons and 2 dumplings and now my stomach hurts and I'm sad. The end. #chula #chingona #cabrona #chinakingsucks #iwantednoodlesdangit #hungrygirlsneedlovetoo #soberaf #recoveryrocks #attitudefordaysanddays
“Don’t Call Me an Addict, I Don’t Live There Anymore” with Lara Frazier, MBA! @sillylara is a freelance writer, truth-teller, sobriety warrior, founder of Sober Evolution, and the Marketing and Outreach Manager for Renewal Health Group in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Glamour, AddictionUnscripted.Com, and WorkIt Health. Lara joins us to discuss her Huffingpost piece titled “Don’t Call Me an Addict, I Don’t Live There Anymore,” plus the backlash from members of the recovery community, and how she is thriving in her life today! Visit www.larafrazier.com now to check out her work and follow her on IG @sillylara. ... Don’t forget to leave us an iTunes review! Find our show on your favorite podcast app now. *please note that our show is no longer available on SoundCloud. Join us on Podbean instead!* . . . . . #theaddictionarypodcast #boston #odaat #soberliving #selfcare #soberissexy #love #sober #recovery #sobriety #mentalhealth #inspiration #soberlife #recoveryispossible #motivation #aa #addiction #sobermovement #recoverywarrior #onedayatatime #wedorecover #sobrietyrocks #addictionrecovery #soberaf #cleanandsober #anxiety #selflove #alcoholism #alcoholfree #recoveryisworthit
Oh god, this is painfully accurate 🐕
Yaaaaaaassss! 🙌🏻
Happy Anniversary to my boo thang @emjaydubya It’s almost unimaginable just how much has happened this past Year. She came into my life and set my Heart ablaze! She truly makes me a better man, balances my crazy, calls me on my bullshit, and doesn’t fault me for my flaws. She builds me up, makes me belly laugh daily, and shows me that I deserve the World. She brightens any room she walks into and I’m the luckiest guy ever to call her mine. To think, if I would’ve drank I would’ve missed this...I love you beautiful! 💙#soberaf #growtogether #soflotony #mybestfriend #anniversary
It’s National Drink Wine Day. While part of me is sad that I won’t participate, the other part of me remembers that every day for the last 3 years has been National Drink Wine Day for me. So to my friends who drink, enjoy!! And enjoy for me please! 📷: @popsugar #soberinadrunktown #soberaf #soberlife #nowayrosé #nationaldrinkwineday
Our Paths Are Our Own
Went to lunch today with 2/3 of my reason WHY 🙏🏽
Spontaneous date night when our power went out last night! Ramen hub and movie 🥰🍿🍜 #best #love #soberaf #mybestfriend
I’ve always been a health conscious person, but honestly - when it came to alcohol, I just closed my eyes and stuck my fingers in my ears. 🙉 Today’s blog is all about some of the strange and ridiculous stuff you end up doing when you’re a health nut by day and a boozer by night. 🏃‍♀️ Once you’ve had a read (link is in my profile) let me know if this stuff resonates with you too! I’ve got a sneaky feeling I won’t be alone with this... 😉
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it. - Kalpana Chawla
Start your week with positive vibe! I love you all! ❤️
Last year I was too burnt out to make one of my best friends birthdays. Over the years I would miss occasions or not be present enough to truly appreciate the special moments in life 🤦‍♀️ . .Not drinking has given me back these moments. Saturday I turned up (on time), had amazing conversations, connections and catch ups with my friends👭 . .This may not sound like a big deal but it really is the small things in sobriety where you notice the big changes 💃 . .Friend and family moments really should be cherished and I’m so grateful I am now in a space to be there for the ones I love the most ❤️ . .Happy bloody Monday!
It’s no secret: #recovery from #addiction is hard. Even when you’re totally committed, cutting substances out of your life for good comes with all kinds of stress on both body and mind. For years our brains have been hijacked by mood altering chemicals. Chemical we need just to feel normal... So in early recovery we have a huge chemical imbalance that makes us want to return to use just to feel normal. Here’s how to help: FITNESS. It is scientifically proven that working out produces endorphins in your brain (the feel good chemical... The gym has been and always will be an integral part of my recovery from addiction and #mentalillness .. My recovery is always my first priority in life so that I can be the man, #father #husband , son I was meant to be. #soberissexy #sobriety #soberaf #sobrietyisthenewsexy #sobersquad #wedorecover #endthestigma #recoveryworks #odaat #alcohol #opioids #benzo #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #healthyliving #wellness #fitfam #guyswiththighs #upperbody #lakevillemn #gainz
It’s been a tough weekend but I’m feeling great today. Just a quick check in🤸🏼‍♀️ I’m still happy to DM with anyone who would like to contact me 💕 #sober #sobermummy #sobermum #sobermom #soberissexy #soberisbetter #soberliving #soberaf #teetotaler #happymonday
With LoveFest Yeg only 5 DAYS away my usually pre-event anxiety has kicked in. I can’t help but freak out about how things will go, who will be there and whether things will go smoothly or not. My biggest fear above all is that I don’t want anyone to be disappointed. I know it can be nerve racking leaving the house to go to a big social gathering like this. I know the awkwardness can sometimes be too much to bear and I know that that can be triggering. But, just like practicing your sobriety at home, it’s a good idea to practice sober socializing in public. For me this was always my biggest issue with partying because I always thought the two (partying and socializing) went hand in hand. For years I didn’t think it was possible to do one without the other and I’m still retraining my brain that it is. What I’ve realized is that all we have to do is show up, be the change we wish to see and create the environment ourselves! So whether 300 people show up to LoveFest Yeg or 3 people show up, I have to remember that this is just one small step towards something much, much bigger. So snag your ticket if you can make it on Saturday and If you want to support the cause, share the event and invite your friends to jump on board! #Sobersaturdayz #yegevents #dryfeb #photooftheday #dryfebruary #soberissexy #soberaf #soberliving #soberissexy #ootd #growth #saturdayz #yeg #edmonton #love #happy #cute #edmontonevents #weekend
Another year older & wiser! Wisdom to me is realizing I actually know very little at all! I’m grateful to be alive today. I’m grateful I spent my birthday doing my favorite pastime (snuggling my woofers,) instead of getting blackout drunk. Life is better on this side! Cheers to 28! 🎈 . . . . . . . . #sober #sobriety #soberaf #soberlife #soberliving #soberissexy #birthday #alcoholic #alcoholism #addiction #addictionrecovery #recovery #wedorecover #recoverywarrior #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #odaat #onedayatatime #birthday #dachshund
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When the car gets stuck and you walk home you appreciate the beauty on the walk home in the snow. #prescottaz #granitecreek #soberaf #winterwonderland #arizona #sobriety #sobermeisthebestme
Don’t ask it to be easy, ask it to be worth it. Getting sober is one of the best decisions that I ever made. In the beginning it was hard because I had to reinvent myself. I lost a lot of friends and went through a period of loneliness. I had to learn how to have fun again without getting high. I had to learn how to relax without getting high. It was not easy, but it was worth it.  The more time went by the more awake I became, and the more I realized how much marijuana had been holding me back, and the more I realized how awesome life could be sober. Getting sober is worth it my friends!
Waking up this morning reflecting on the weekend and all that I have to be grateful for is amazing. This past weekend was filled with family, friends and recovery. But regardless of this gratitude today and refreshed enthusiasm for life form a day spent in the mountains and discussing recovery... today just like in July of 2011 when I first got sober... I must put recovery first. This is a practice I have cultivated through a consistent spiritual practice. A practice that must be worked daily despite how good or bad may be at the moment. #unbiasedrecovery #unbiased #grateful #gratitude #consistency #noexcuses #soberaf #sober #sobriety #addiction #selfcare #selfimprovement #spirituality #motivation #practice #newdad
goodnight utah. however you celebrated v day, i hope love of all kinds was involved. just in case, i love you! #gratitude #love #springtime #intherockies #utah #miracleshappen #soberaf #recoveryelevated #beehivelove
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