11. How the Sober Spring Challenge Changed my Life – Chez

August 1, 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 Chez.   Chez heard about Tribe Sober on the radio and although she didn’t actually do anything for a while, the seed had been planted – and in 2018 she signed up for our Sober Spring Challenge.

In this Episode

  • Chez thought that the only two options to help her stop drinking were AA and rehab – she had tried rehab and didn’t want to go to AA
  • Then she heard about Tribe Sober and the 66-day Sober Spring Challenge which appealed to her
  • The 66-day period intrigued her, so she did some research and discovered that one can change a habit during this period
  • Chez signed up and completed 66 alcohol-free days – it was really hard to start with, but she kept going and towards the end of the challenge she felt a “shift”
  • She then began to feel amazing – reduced anxiety, better sleep – so many benefits – including feeling much closer to her teenage son
  • She loved the Sober Spring WhatsApp group and the connection she felt there – she still has some friends who she made while doing the challenge
  • After the 66 days she felt great – really motivated – and was convinced she could continue with her alcohol-free life on her own
  • But she couldn’t – she started having the odd glass of wine and it crept up again
  • So she became a Tribe Sober member and has never looked back – for Chez, it’s all about being in a community of like-minded people – that’s what keeps her on track
  • Chez was diagnosed as bi-polar some years ago – but her medication never seemed to work – she now realises that the alcohol was preventing it from working
  • She urges people to give Sober Spring Challenge a try – there is nothing to lose and so much to gain

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