BOOM Community Rethink the Drink
Thoughts from Our Members
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 something like this for a long long time.
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 support.
“Joining this community has in no doubt been the single most important aspect of my getting through the trials and tribulations of sobriety. I had no idea when I joined the impact it would have.”
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!
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!
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.
I had been Alcohol-Free for some time and attended groups but they are only held every two weeks. Previously I tried AA but it wasn’t for me. To maintain my sobriety I knew I needed to have regular support. I guess I wanted something that was going to be available 24/7 if needed.
During Alcohol Awareness Week in Northern Ireland, we made flyers for BOOM and had them on stalls at our local hospital to give as part of the Public Health Agency promotion. That’s how confident I am in this site and the help and support offered ❤️
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!
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
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 🙂
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 buisness 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.
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 😉 Xx
“BOOM is a great community of people, all looking to Change their Lives. Most think it’s just finding a healthy relationship with booze, but after some days, clarity emerges: I want to change my LIFE.”
“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
- 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.