Russ and Trev’s Guide to a Sober September

Have you decided to give Sober September a try? Russ and Trev are our Boom Rethink the Drink community experts on taking a break from the booze, and they’d like to invite you to join us for our Sober-September challenge.

Here are Russ and Trev’s thoughts on what 30 days alcohol-free can do for you!

Do you remember when you first tried a beer or a glass of wine? Maybe you were just a kid and shocked at how horrible that brew tasted. I remember my first beer, my first tiny glass of wine, and my first shot of Southern Comfort. All three tasted toxic.

Everyone says that alcoholic beverages are an acquired taste. It takes time for most of us to learn to enjoy a stiff drink. The thing about alcohol though is that once you’ve developed a taste for it, it starts to develop a taste for you! Have you ever heard the saying “You take a drink, the drink takes a drink and then the drink takes you”? Sober challenges like Sober September are a great way to start taking yourself back!

But 30 consecutive days alcohol-free can be a challenge! Smooth sailing through Sober September starts with understanding HALT.

Understanding HALT:

You can cut to the chase by reading this article about HALT HALT – 4 Triggers That Slip People Up When They Stop Drinking. Or Trev will help by spelling it out for you.


H – Hungry

A– Angry

L– Lonely

T– Tired.

Here are some posts from our Boozemusings blog that can help you tackle the Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired’s.

A Smooth Sober September starts with understanding
the Hungry in HALT :

read this on Boozemusings

Alcohol Cravings and Hypoglycaemia

and this from inside our private Boom community


A Successful Sober September continues with understanding

the Angry in HALT :

read these posts on our Boozemusings blog

Diffusing the A in HALT or How to Stop Drinking AT people

Anger Management in Early Sobriety – Facing Your Feelings Alcohol-Free

Thoughts on Learning to Forgive

Lonely ? …

Come join us in our Boom Rethink the Drink community. We are there 24/7 at the touch of a finger on the Mighty Networks app.

read more here

How to Use the BOOM Community for Support to Stop Drinking Alcohol or Just Slow Down

The Power of Possibility – Stop Drinking With the Help of an Online Community

And the last letter in HALT is
T for tired

Our Boom Community has collected some great sleep hacks for early sobriety which you’ll find in this post

How to get a Good Nights Sleep When You Stop Drinking

with more thoughts here on

Shutting Down

and self care

Learning Self-Care in My First 100 Days Alcohol-Free

Even with a solid understanding of HALT, many people face cravings when they do a month alcohol-free.

Here are some tips on beating those alcohol cravings

Play the Tape Forward – Protect Your Quit

Beating Back Alcohol Cravings

And most importantly – Remember that you have been drinking to TREAT yourself. When you stop drinking, you’ll feel much less deprived if you make sure to get yourself a sober treat each day!

Sober Treats – Rewiring your Reward Pathways When You Go Alcohol-Free

Here is a bit more inspiration to keep going :

Alcohol-Free is a Truly Amazing Way to Live

Come Join us for a Sober September and beyond!

If you’re “sober curious” …If you are drinking too much too often and want to stop or take a break… Talk to UsWe are an independent, anonymous and private community who share resources, support and talk it through every day. It helps to have a community behind you in a world where alcohol is the only addictive drug that people will question you for NOT using


Open these articles to get an idea of the conversation we are having every day around the world in our BOOM Rethink the Drink Community

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