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  • Warning: Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous, and if you experience fits, shaking hands, sweating, seeing things that are not real, depression, anxiety, or difficulty sleeping after a period of drinking and while sobering up, then you may be clinically alcohol dependent and should NOT suddenly, completely stop drinking. You can still take control of your drinking. Talk to a GP or your local community alcohol service who will be able to get help for you to reduce your drinking safely.

    Books

    "This Naked Mind" Annie Grace

    "Alcohol Explained" William Porter

    "The Unexpected Joy of being Sober" and "Sunshine Warm Sober" both by Catherine Gray

    "Quit Like a Woman" Holly Whittaker

    "Drinking: A Love Story" Caroline Knapp

    "Tired of Thinking About Drinking" Belle Robertson (she also does daily emails and a podcast. I am not a podcast person but the emails are good).

    "Sober is the New Black: A Then and Now Account of Life Beyond Booze" Rachel Black

    "We Are the Luckiest" and "Push off From Here" Laura McKowen

    "Sober Diaries" Clare Pooley

    "Glorious Rock Bottom" Bryony Gordon

    Sober Girl Society handbook

    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

    Drink? The New Science of Alcohol and Your Health, Prof David Nutt

    newsletters, emails

    "Recovering" by Holly Whitaker

    "Love Story" by Laura McKowen

    "Tired of Thinking About Drinking" by Belle Robertson

    Podcasts

    "Tired of thinking about Drinking" by Belle Robertson

    "Sober Mom Life"

    "This Naked Mind"

    "Hello Someday"

    "Sober Motivation"

    Apps

    Drink Coach

    I Am Sober (daily pledge, badges for milestones, tracks how much you've saved in units, calories and money, and a community, but I've never used the community. The calorie tracker is not front and centre, you have to go looking for it, if that would be an issue for you).

    Easy Quit Drinking (different badges for milestones, a health tracker that tells you when such and such a risk has reduced based on your time stopped, tracks money, calories, drinks not drunk. The calorie tracker is on the front page of the app. Has a little object-matching game for you to play with to beat an urge. The ads on the free version can be a bit much, make sure your volume is turned off!)

    Try Dry from the charity Alcohol Change. Badges for milestones, you can set your own goal (eg sober October, or dry for X days), tracks units, calories and money saved. The calorie tracker is on the front page of the app. Has links to blog posts and similar on the Alcohol Change website.

    Courses

    "This Naked Mind" offers four different ones - a free 30 days course, a paid 30 days course, a paid 100 days course and a paid 1 year course

    Club Soda

    Meetups, groups etc

    Sober Girl Society

    The Luckiest Club

    Pubs, bars, and mail-order low and no

    Torstig Bar, Brighton (bar and store)

    The Dry Dock, Weymouth (pub)

    The Lucky Saint, London (pub, owned by the Lucky Saint beer company. Also sells some alcoholic drinks)

    Club Soda, London (bar, shop and mail order)

    SipSin, Liverpool (bar)

    dry, Shrewsbury (shop and mail order)

    The Wise Bartender (mail order)

    DryDrinker (mail order)

    The Alcohol-free co (mail order)

    Sobriety organisations

    AA

    SMART recovery

    Recovery Dharma