TitleSober is the New Black
AuthorRachel Black
ImprintRachel Black Ltd
Sales rank4.5
FormatKindle Edition


Do you worry you drink too much Can t help yourself Prefer being sober Drinking alcohol is a normal part of life, isn t it It is usual for thirty somethings to collapse in the evening with a glass or two of something sophisticated to diffuse the stress of the day and calm their buzzing brains, whether they be professionals, mothers, wives or homemakers Rachel was no different She juggled her many roles and responsibilities well and rewarded herself with wine at the end of each day after all, she deserved it But, gradually her wine intake began to increase each night and soon it had gone from being a little treat to an absolute necessity As wine invaded and areas of her life, it became harder to cope In turn it meant she drank wine, firmly believing it was the cure, never considering for a moment that it could be the problem Eventually, when wine was dictating everything she did and did not do, Rachel realised that something had to change However, as soon as she attempted to restrict or moderate her drinking, she seemed to want it even Her best intentions fell quickly by the way side after the first bottle was opened and the first drink took control, compelling her to have Drinking would continue until there was none left or Rachel fell asleep The following day consisted of a hangover, depression, overeating, remorse, worry, despair and self hatred, until the time came around when the next bottle could be opened and these awful feelings could be blotted out This pattern of trying and failing to control her wine drinking brought Rachel to acknowledge that it was not possible to do so, and she decided that she had to remove alcohol from her life forever Despite being sick and tired of the drinking hangover drinking cycle of failure, giving up was not easy and it was only after a few failed attempts that Rachel managed to do so This book details her life in that first year of going alcohol free It describes in detail how her everyday pursuits became challenging and changing Her outlook on the whole point of life turned on its axis when alcohol was removed, leaving her with a whole different sense of self and being The changes that occurred were astounding and beyond anything she believed could be possible She thought that removing alcohol from her life was all about giving up she had never considered what she might gain.


Sober is the New Black By Rachel Black

This book is part memoir and part self help, a powerful combination of shared experience and mentoring in book form where the author relates her personal experiences of alcohol and living as a drinker to excess.As a functioning member of the middle classes with a good job and a caring husband, Rache... (Sign in to see more)

Heidi Gonzalez

Sober is the New Black By Rachel Black

I am not an alcoholic, nor do I even drink than about once a month and even then my limit is two But I have many people I love that are alcoholics In trying to understand and learn about this struggle I felt that I should read this I found this books to be extremely accessible and easy to read The... (Sign in to see more)


Sober is the New Black By Rachel Black

Absolutely Brilliant If are 1 being recommended such a book or are 2 searching for such a book or shall I say vivid account , then you have found it If you want someone to be honest with you while remaining relatable, funny , witty and intelligent in describing why you are looking for a book of this... (Sign in to see more)


Sober is the New Black By Rachel Black

Loved reading Rachel Black s introduction to sobriety The realization that a good night out is determined by the good company and not the amount of alcohol consumed was a big one As she grows in her sober existence, she realizes how much enjoyable a meaningful conversation is than one in a haze usu... (Sign in to see more)

Rosemarie Waleska

Sober is the New Black By Rachel Black

Introspective and relevantAnother good big book story Sans Higher Power Puts alcoholism somewhere between disease and choice Reinforced for me that some of us can t just ever have one.

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