Tribe Sober Member Bontle chatting with Anele

I love to see you encourage folks to do the 66 days. It is such a big help to get past the first 30 days and add some craving free days to see the benefits from our brains clearing out! I am a “newish” member of Tribe Sober and the bootcamp was a fantastic start! I am so thankful to have received such loving and kind advice from Tribe Sober. Joining this group is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Such a nonjudmental and informative group that truly understands we need to find our own way. It is a personal journey and our goals are all different. I do want to add I have so enjoyed your podcasts, with such variety and the skillful way you do a review of the material at the end. Ellen USA

Greetings gents. This weekend I had my MBA-school reunion 10 years after graduation. I felt great doing it alcohol free and have time and energy to talk to everyone and stay awake until late, going to bed with clean head and warm feelings from the authentic meetings. I don’t mind my former classmates drinking, it’s my own authenticity and my own feelings that are important. In January I start new job and while interviewing I got a question about my alcohol and drug habits. My new company is randomly testing all employees as they are in public transport and have the safety as priority. I felt proud telling my future boss I do not drink alcohol at all. Thanks Tribe Sober – Roman

Celebrating an outcome of the gifts of sobriety – a brain that works well, time, clarity, self-trust and consistency. This degree would not have been possible just 4 years ago when boozing was more important to me than books. I am so so thrilled.Sober Spring 2018 changed my life . We are the lucky ones.I am truly amazed how one brave choice 4 years ago set a new path in motion. And so proud of the exhausted, desperate hungover woman who said “enough” and registered for that Sober Spring – life changing  – lots of love Nicole


Hello Tribe. Today I celebrated 100 days sober at The Hydro.

The past 100 days have been full of challenges and roadblocks at every turn. But I did not give up on ME. I did not give up on my dream to live my best life without alcohol. I want so much more for my life than the temporary pleasure and long lasting suffering that comes from alcohol. I feel energized, positive and at peace. Thank you for your support and encouragement along the way. Three little lessons I’ve learnt in my short journey….1. Be honest with the people close to you. Let them know you are sober. Having that additional support propels you forward. Also, accountability. It’s hard to be vulnerable but so important. 2. Make the time and effort to connect with like-minded people. The tribe zooms have carried me through the tough times. It just helps knowing that you’ll have a safe space to unpack your struggles. The sober journey does not have to be lonely and isolated. 3. You will become a better version of YOU. You really will. Trust me. Bongi Johannesburg


Joining Tribe Sober just over a year ago has been literally life changing for me, and I am beyond grateful for the help and support I have found in this caring friendly supportive group. I have made friends who will be by my side forever. Ros Spain

After trying and failing to control or quit drinking for about a decade and just becoming progressively more despondent as the years ticked by, I heard Janet on Cape Talk in February this year and something about her approach just seemed to ping my brain in a different way… I listened to a couple of the Tribe Sober podcasts and next thing I knew, I was 4 days sober and completely overwhelmed with emotion, sobbing with gratitude in the knowledge that something was just different this time round… I felt as though I had been dramatically pulled back from the brink of certain disaster.

In the early days I binged on podcasts, discovering a whole new world of information which helped to change my mindset about alcohol. However, being a private person and cautious introvert, it took me another two weeks before I jumped in and joined Tribe Sober as an actual member. To my own complete surprise I was soon all over the groups connecting, enjoying the chats, sharing information and ideas delightedly – I had had no idea what I was missing before! Connection absolutely is the opposite of addiction, and this interaction which I was so scared of initially has made all the difference. The totally non-judgemental, fun and empathic environment has been a joy- I am now 8 months sober and tribe chats still keep me motivated and afloat, I enjoy helping to motivate others, and I can say with 100% certainty that I wouldn’t have been able to change my life this way on my own. There is something in this method for everyone, and the support is magical, going far beyond alcohol problems, into holistically opening up channels to address other aspects of life and the root causes of any kind of self-medication. I am endlessly grateful to Janet, Sue, Lynette, Lucy and all the tribe members for their deep thought work, passion and empathy. Highly recommended to anyone who is struggling. You do NOT have to do this alone Sarah Cape Town

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Member Carlen on her 1st Soberversary

“If it wasn’t for Janet, I would be in a scary place right now. It was such a slippery slope and I only just saw that once I had gone off it.’

– Beth

“Today I celebrate 2 years of sobriety! Thank you Janet for this wonderful initiative and I hope many more will find this group.”

– Maritje

Thank you Tribe for being the best support for anyone making changes to their drinking habits. After battling secondary infertility, I just found out I’m pregnant and I’m convinced it is due to my drastic lifestyle change.”


“I really am stunned at how much I don’t miss or crave alcohol. I’m much more present and no more time is wasted on being hungover and feeling guilty.”

– Nicky

“I cannot tell you how much support I get every single day from this remarkable group. I did it for my children, they deserve more than having a drunk mother around every evening.”

– Natalie

“This community has contributed immensely to this lost soul finding her way home. I’m a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and I have found myself again!”

– Laura

“The session with Janet was a big step. I recognised the insanity of my addiction. The ground did not open up and swallow me. It was just ‘what’s the next step?’ “

– Mallorie

“I’m loving the podcasts! They are brilliant and have encouraged me to get going again. Thank you!”

– Mary Jane

“Just browsing the feed and it is so beautiful to see the positivity. You can do this! I promise, it gets easier every day!”

– Edelgard

“I’m 54 days alcohol-free. I’m clear-headed and just exhilarated. So frikkin’ proud of myself and realising just how much my depression has lifted. I’m so grateful for this Tribe!”

– Di

“I nearly lost my family, my everything, as I continued to drink. I’m so thankful for Janet and all of you who have kept me on the sober bus.”

– Jane

“The best thing I have ever done is ditching the drink. I can now focus on my mental health. No rehab or a psychologist have helped me with my drinking problem. Tribe Sober is a saviour!”

– Margaret

“1 year today! I’m over the moon with myself and so grateful for this change in my life.”

– Annie