Online Community Support to Stop Drinking – BOOM!

Have you been looking for an online support group to help you stop drinking?

Boom is everything I want and need, just like a family ought to be. Here with support and no judgement, no matter where you are on your journey. Couldn’t do without the people on here x

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Are you searching for a quit drinking app that is 100% focused on the community it hosts without any commercial pitches?

Boom is a door I stumbled through to a completely new life. Lights are shined in corners I didn’t know existed—it’s like being an explorer in a new world. Boom is the first thing I think of when I come closest to having a drink again—”But what about Boom?” It’s close, it’s personal, it’s perfect for me. It’s saving me.

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Are you attempting to moderate your drinking or reduce it, but are unsure where to find support?

“Other sobriety forums can be quite judgemental and critical. This site definitely isn’t like that. It’s like having friends in your pocket to support you, all you need to do is get out your phone and send a post and the odds are someone will be awake in the world ready to help or at least listen and that can sometimes mean everything x”

We are the Boom Rethink the Drink Community and we might be just what you have been looking for!

“The members are compassionate and understanding. I feel safe and free to share. Other people’s experiences are very helpful to read. I don’t feel alone. Everyone understands the bullshit that alcohol causes. We all want the same thing, Freedom. Since I have been on BOOM, I have had more non drinking days than drinking. My ultimate goal is to STOP 100 PERCENT. There is always someone there that listens and is there to help. BOOM has helped me very much and I am forever grateful for this kind and caring community.

I feel like I have found an incredible resource in BOOM, and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have stumbled upon this group. I feel so safe here and that safety makes me feel comfortable to be honest and that honesty and accountability make me want to stay sober. I am so so grateful that I found you all. Thank you.

“It was a random day of internet searching that brought me to the Boozemusings Blog and the Boom Community, and my life has been changed by it. I needed some kind of “epiphany” for a mindset change, and I have learned things about alcohol and its physical effects that have given me that kind of enlightenment. I check in several times a day, and it is like meeting with my family. The resources here are incredible and inexhaustible. I have quit-lit books, etc., but for me, Boom has been the answer. I feel it has to do with the tireless work of Boom’s creators. Thank you, Boom!!!!!!!”

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Honestly BOOM is my lifeline– a ticket out. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot about myself during my time here. Its really helped me to connect to myself on a really deep deep level that I might have never connected with otherwise. I love the diversity of people on here too- some of whom I consider friends. It’s nice.”

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I remember how surprised I was when I first found Boom. I couldn’t believe a place like this existed. I ate up beautifully written articles and posts that not only described what the hell of my addiction felt like, but also offered tips and hope to get free from alcohol.
Now it’s my safety net and where I can fully be myself without worry.

Boom is more than a web site, more than a quit drinking app……It is more than a form of recovery based social media. It is more than words in comment boxes on a computer screen….. Boom greets you with open arms and an open heart. The creator has woven warmth and life into its digital pixels. The love and dedication to this site can be felt whenever the Boom community lights up your screen. It is truly human…..A good friend on a dark night……

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BOOM is definitely my tribe!
A couple of years ago I stumped across a Boozemusings article late one night while typing in phrases like, do I drink too much?
And what happens to your body once you’re AF?…
I found
a Boozemusings article titled The Truth About How Alcohol Damages Your Brain it drew me in and I instantly asked to join.
I lurked in BOOM at first, just browsing, but before I knew it I was 100% on board with this wonderful community!
It comes with tons of support, advice, articles, resources, testimonials and friendship, it is truly amazing!!!
I would and do recommend BOOM to anyone who wants to redefine their relationship with alcohol,
whatever that may look like for you. We are never alone when we are a community and that’s what we are here!
BOOM is where I rediscovered myself and found my voice!
Join us, you wont regret it!

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Boom is a rare, donations-based, private on-line support community where members can choose to be anonymous or not. The format is very user-friendly, members post, and because of the layout, it’s easy to get to know other folks and both receive support and provide it. Boom’s members post everything long and short, the good the bad and the in-between. It is an open-minded community, some members are also in AA, others not, all denominations are welcome. Members are from all walks of life, based all over the world, yet it still feels like a close-knit family. Some people come here to think it through, some to moderate and some looking to stop altogether. Some people are on day 1, some have many years of sobriety. Come check us out if you want to Rethink the Drink Xx”

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Boom is my first open in the morning when I wake up.  It introduced me to quit-lit which helped save me in the early going. It’s the ONE place I can be 100% honest. It’s close, it’s personal, it’s perfect for me.  It’s saving me.”

Are you curious about Quit Lit?

Join the discussion in our book club – A Book Club About Much More Than Quit Lit – and find our community member’s thoughts on numerous titles here – Books to Help you Stop Drinking and Fuel Your Sober Momentum

I need to be engaged with my sobriety if I have any chance of staying sober. Boom allows me to do this anytime, anywhere – and everyone has been incredibly responsive and supporive.

I’m also part of AA and am trying to work that program as well. I need commmunity – online and in person (or on zoom, as things currently stand) – to stay sober and ween me out of isolation and negative navel gazing. I would also mention that none of this comes naturally to me. I don’t participate in social media in general and am constitutionally averse to sharing things about myself. It’s been a leap of faith, born of desperation.”

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This site has such integrity, isn’t cliquey, is non judgemental, supportive and the right level of friendly, thank you 

It feels a safe space to work through things for people.

I read the Boozemusings article Walking away from the Wine o’ clock Routine on Facebook. It seemed to relate to me as a mum and it was a colourful image that I found empowering.

I joined because it mentioned moderation not just sobriety.

I have recommended BOOM to others because this site seemed different. There was no hard sell approach to commit to anything. It is just a lovely non judgemental group of people committed to keeping the site that way. It’s very welcoming and friendly but you can post or not as you need to as often or as infrequently as you choose. There is no pressure.

I haven’t been on any other sobriety forums but my husband has and he said they can be quite judgemental and critical. This site definitely isn’t like that.

It’s like having friends in your pocket to support you, all you need to do is get out your phone and send a post and the odds are someone will be awake in the world ready to help or at least listen and that can sometimes mean everything x

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As someone fairly new to Boom it didn’t take long to realise it is a special place to heal, learn and gain huge insight and kind support. A selfish part of me doesn’t want to share it now that I’ve found it

“The Boozemusings Community Boom is a door I stumbled through to a completely new life.  Lights are shined in corners I didn’t know existed–it’s like being an explorer in a new world.”   

 “Dear Boom Community: We met on a night when I wasn’t really feeling my best, and to be honest, I didn’t think twice about our meeting. I think you might have known though before me, that this would be something special…You saw that my kind was untrusting and prickly around the edges having been abused and beaten up one too many times. Thank you for sticking around. You make my life better. You’ve taught me what good relationships are and slowly built my trust up again. I appreciate the little things… like how silly you are in the morning when my eyes remain foggy and ears shudder at noise. You’re a breath of fresh air after too many bad experiences.

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I made it through the big 40th birthday party! There was so much booze but also flavored seltzer and great food and so many people that the friend who usually keeps my glass filled was too busy. It was amazing to attend a whole evening without getting fuzzy. I did glance longingly at the wine once but really it was nothing. Now I am up before my family with some REAL me Time! Thank you so much for this community. I have been looking for online support to stop drinking like this for a long long time.

This platform is cozy, relatable and has a strong fellowship feel. It’s as close to an AA meeting, without the stigma some people dislike, as you can get. Personally I don’t go to AA but I believe their principal that alcoholism is the dark night of the soul and the sober journey is about stepping into the light and wherever one or more of you are gathered in his name there is love.

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No matter where you are in your journey, BOOM is here to support you. This community really wants its members to succeed. When one succeeds, we all feel *hope*. When one stumbles, we all understand and feel the pain. No judgment. Just the best online support to stop drinking out there.”

Boom is a place where I can go to share my deepest fears without having to edit my true feelings . I can be as honest and raw or as vulnerable as I need to be and the support I receive is given freely with no strings and no judgement.”

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It is through BOOM that this second journey of sobriety has become something entirely different from the first one. I was looking for my tribe to not struggle alone with the cravings and the voices in my head that called for the booze and I have found this group that is supportive, encouraging, funny and tender. It is through connecting to others that the addiction loosens it’s grip. There is always somebody’s comment or post there that inspires or supports me even in moments that have been more difficult. I am on day 200 today thanks to this group and my heart is filled with gratitude for the many invisible friends here!

For me, BOOM is a great asset in attaining your goals for an improved life….with or without alcohol. Many Boomers are facing their booze overindulging issues head on. Some, too, are attempting to learn how to reduce or control their intake. It really doesn’t matter where you are on the drinker spectrum. There’s somebody here who has been there too.

Give BOOM a try. What could you lose? Except perhaps to learn how to break a damaging habit, lose some weight, improve your health and personal relationships, regain a great life, perhaps. It’s all up to you what you give and take from this fabulous community.” 

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I’m elderly. I’m tired. I’m sober though. Thank you my mighty Boomer Buddies! Love this safe haven for folks sick of feeling hungover, tired and generally lethargic from self poisoning

On 1st May 2015, I crawled onto google, severely depressed, anxious and grief stricken (had lost both brothers the previous 5 years), with a big booze problem.  I found a community called hellosundaymorning, and then one of its most supportive members founded BOOM.

It’s an amazing, healing place where we are free to ask questions, post about what scares us and delights us in the Alcohol Free life.   No paid bloggers, no ads., just authentic and real experience and love.  And when we do meet, we’re just as genuine.  A remarkable place – I’m proud to be part of the tribe!

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I joined after reading the Boozemusings article Simple Solutions to Beat the Binge Drinking Routine .

I’d made the decision to quit drinking after many days on the road of business travel and heavy evening / night drinking. My last night was especially bad and I knew I could never, ever return to drinking.

I was truly miserable, in an airport, very hung over (lasted for days), and wanted to join AA or something online. Preferably online, since I travel a lot. I knew that I would need daily support for a long time.

This article had the exact answers I was seeking. I really wanted a day by day blow of what was coming. It took a long time for me to start feeling better, and I just combed over each day.

Once I joined I found fantastic support, outpouring of love and understanding, and tons of resources and reading material. I read for hours every day. Can’t thank Boom enough, but it was 100% that Boozemusings article for me.

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I came across BOOM on Facebook and I am so glad I did. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and non judgmental. I also feel like I belong here and have no problem talking about things. I would highly recommend this online community.

The people on BOOM are amazing…honest, open, respectful, supportive. I would not have made it this far without them. I was hesitant to send that initial email asking to join as I felt so vulnerable, alone and afraid to share. Thank God I did!

Boom has had a boomerang effect on my life!  It’s been a steadfast community where I can shed all of the grief caused in my life by alcohol.  No judgements, not one little innuendo, just pure support with loving suggestions and encouragement.  We can do this, we are all here with one common thread, we want something better! Thank you to all of my pals here:)

 “Boom is a warm, inviting place to explore the why’s and how’s of alcohol in my life. A place to learn and receive encouragement from a non-judgemental group who have shared many of the same experiences and who UNDERSTAND. A place to contemplate the bigger picture of who we are and who we want to become. A place to laugh and cry and above all a place to come to in times of need.”

Without this site I wouldn’t be the person I am today . No one ever judges . I feel safe here to open up & talk about things I’ve never spoken a word to before . That’s freedom.”

I like BOOM because it is growing and with that comes a myriad of different thoughts.  We have people from day 1, too day 100, too day 1,000 and beyond.  There is something/someone for everyone here 

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If you’re “sober curious” …If you are drinking too much too often and want to stop or take a break… Talk to Us

We 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

Boozemusings is a lifestyle blog and the BOOM Community is a peer support group. We are NOT trained addiction counselors but simply a community of people who have overcome or are overcoming alcohol issues. We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, nor does anything on this website create a physician/patient relationship.  If you require medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, please consult your physician.

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