15. How the Sober Spring Challenge Changed my Life – Christelle

August 29, 2020

Tribe Sober – Inspiring an Alcohol-free Life!

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 Christelle who heard about us on the radio when she heard me tasting some alcohol-free wines. It was a bit of a light bulb moment for her when she realised that there were AF wines on the market and she began to wonder if she could stop drinking.

In this Episode

  • For Christelle, the drinking was more about the ritual than anything else – she could never limit herself to one glass
  • That first glass is the problem – as it triggers you to have another, and another – alcohol is an addictive drug after all
  • With alcohol-free wine, Christelle never really wanted more than one or two glasses
  • She had tried one of our 30-day challenges and lasted about 30 minutes!
  • She used to wake up at 3am with her heart jumping, wondering if she had remembered to feed her family the previous evening
  • Every morning, Christelle would berate herself and resolve that she would give up – but at 6pm she opened another bottle
  • Once she started to discover AF wines, however, she began to wonder if she could do the 66-day Challenge
  • She stocked up for the Challenge – red, white and bubbly AF wines
  • Christelle sailed through the Challenge without difficulty and finished on November 5th
  • She adored the comeraderie and support on the Sober Spring WhatsApp group – when the Challenge ended, she missed it
  • So, on November 8th she signed up as a Tribe Sober member and has never looked back!
  • She says people thinking about signing up for Sober Spring must just “do it” – it’s the best gift they could give themselves

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