Do you count down the minutes to wine o’clock on a daily basis? Is a bottle of Pinot Grigio your friend at the end of a long hard day? If you want to give up being controlled and defined by alcohol then now is the time to join The Sober Revolution… Fed up of living in a fog of hangovers, lethargy and guilt from too much wine? Have you tried to cut down without success? You are not alone. When it comes to alcohol, millions of people around the world find it hard to exercise moderation and become stuck in a vicious cycle of blame, guilt and using more alcohol as a way of coping. The Sober Revolution looks at women and their relationships with alcohol, exploring the myths behind this socially acceptable yet often destructive habit. Rather than continuing the sad spiral into addiction it helps women regain control of their drinking and live happier, healthier lives. Sarah Turner, cognitive behavioural therapist and addictions counsellor, and Lucy Rocca, founder of Soberistas.com, the popular social networking site for women who have successfully kicked the booze or would like to, give an insight into ways to find a route out of the world of wine. The Sober Revolution will open your eyes to the dangers of social drinking and give you the tools you need to have a happy life without the wine. Read it now and call time on wine o’clock forever.
I am a therapist and Founder of Harrogate Sanctuary. I have designed a modern programme that is bespoke and tailored to the needs of women who misuse alcohol, and have developed concern over they habit of wine time. There is no box ticking or script, each of my clients have their own needs met. The Sanctuary was born nearly 13 years ago after I had been in the grip of dependent drinking and failed miserably in finding appropriate care. I became well, and trained in CBT and addiction counselling, and am proud to say that we have now a stellar reputation and a 90% success rate. Shortly we hope to obtain Charity status that will enable us to do more work both here and in Europe and beyond.
The Sober Revolution and soon the Six Week Plan I hope will start to change attitudes towards this hidden epidemic, and start a conversation openly and honestly. I now have a global client base, the revolution is gaining speed.
I have been married to my stalwart husband for 27 years, live in the beautiful Yorkshire dales. I keep three very spoilt chickens, and love to cook and paint, I would say I love to garden, but am a little wild in delivery of that!