Audio: All New Friends

This is audio #105 for my weekly sober podcast thingy.

This starts with talking about husbands, but moves into talking about friends. How do we interact with friends who drink.

Can you socialize with people who drink? How do you create events that aren’t drinking-centric?

The full audio podcast runs for about 15 minutes, and here’s an extract. It’s about 3 minutes long.


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written by SouthernMagnolia1013:

“I have been sober for 270 days. That’s 270 days of still getting excited about reading your emails that come in. In the beginning I subscribed to your sober podcast thingy. I loved the podcasts. They were my go-to for certain nights before I went to bed. It was part of my routine. Then my momentum was going so well and I thought I would take a break from the podcasts and I unsubscribed.
— You know, I ended up missing listening to those podcasts where I got to hear really encouraging words and thoughts and stories that related exactly to ME. It’s like you were making the podcasts just for me. So I decided to resubscribe and am so glad that I did. I am still learning new things about sobriety that I never realized before. I also like that it’s my little way of hitting up that tiny gift button. You deserve a fat paycheck for ALL of the time you spend helping others. So when that day comes when my bank account is overflowing and I am fortunate enough to give out yearly contributions to my favorite charity or organization, I am putting your name at the top of my list. In the meantime I’ll just have to thank you by subscribing to the monthly podcasts :)”


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • I went out with a large group of friends at a sports bar and grill and drank water and ate nothing. one woman there said I was a cheap date. I just laughed. I have social anxiety but was sitting next to a chatty cathy so was relieved about that.

  • I have a friend that asked me yesterday. “Are you going to ever drink again”? I said No, not at this point. Another friend asked me “Are you getting all christian on me”? I love Jesus, but no I am the same old deedee. This is the same friend that when I met her she didn’t drink or smoke, she tells people as a joke that I was her bad influence. I quite smoking Jan 1st., and now I stop drinking. Most of all my closet friends are drinkers, but I’m good with it. Its just hard to plan a girls weekend yet. I am the one that always plans it. I guess they will have to wait till i am ready. Thanks for all you do.

    • I went to a tea tasting at a local coffee shop that was supposed to be an alternative to the many many local Happy Hours. I was the only one who showed up. 🙁
      I wish I knew enough non-drinkers to have a tea party. But, alas, I do not. It does sound like fun.