Welcome to Ultraviolet Sobriety!

Thanks for joining me! Pretty darn excited that you’re here. I have started this blog to celebrate the approaching first birthday of my sobriety (26th April 2018 – Happy birthday to meeeee!). I’d like to share my ongoing recovery from alcohol abuse and – more importantly – my wide-eyed exploration of sober life. Which is…

I failed* at Dry January 2017 but now I’m 9 months sober

[Originally posted 20th January 2018] #DryJanuary has become such a ‘thing’, that yesterday I caught a luxury Scottish hotel using this hashtag in an Instagram post advertising drinking #champagne and #celebrating because #itstheweekend with a beautiful inviting picture of two flutes of bubbly at a decadently laid table. “Why are you using the ‘Dry January…

The Silence of the Drinkers

[Originally published 24th December 2017] I’ll put my hands up and admit that if you say the word ‘addict’ to me, I can’t help thinking of hollow-eyed, emaciated criminals diving into toilets after suppositories, zombie babies on ceilings and people sleeping on mattresses on a dirty floor. Say the word ‘alcoholic’ to me, and I…