7. How Alcohol Took My Parents – Vuyo

June 20, 2020

Tribe Sober – Your Guide to Alcohol-free Living!

After running Tribe Sober for 5 years and helping hundreds of people to ditch the drink and embrace alcohol-free living, I’ve learned a thing or two.  My biggest insight has been that sharing our stories around alcohol is the most powerful way we can help others – that’s why the heart of this podcast is recovery stories.

In this episode I interview Vuyo.  She came along to a workshop a few years ago, and has been a valuable member of our community ever since.  Vuyo has been an inspiration to so many.

In this Episode

  • Vuyo explains that she started to worry about her alcohol consumption about 5 years ago
  • She began to have a niggling feeling that all was not well – although she was functioning normally
  • It finally reached a point where there were just too many signals she could no longer ignore
  • Vuyo’s health was suffering and her daughter was noticing
  • She tried to stop in 2017 – and failed – that’s when she realised there was a problem
  • She came to a workshop with the idea that she could learn to handle her drinking – abstinence was just too frightening
  • After the workshop, she committed to 100 sober days – but then decided she could have just one glass
  • That worked for a while but then she reverted to old ways – the decline was swift
  • Vuyo finally reached the point when she accepted that she would have to stop, and is now approaching 2 years sober
  • She counted the milestones – the events she attended sober – the “Sober Firsts” – eventually she could enjoy those events!
  • She feels great – she feels like she can do anything she puts her mind to – she can cope with challenges that come her way
  • We agreed that Sobriety is a Superpower!

Useful Links

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