100 Day Sober Challenge

Are you interested in doing the 100-day sober challenge?

​Here’s the pledge:

    “I will not drink for 100 days.  No matter what.  I can cry, but I will not drink.  I can go to bed or go home early. I might feel distressed … but I will not drink.  Bad things might happen, but I will not drink.  Incredibly shitty things may happen to someone around me, or my neighbour, or my friend’s friend’s grandmother.  But there will be no booze.  Funerals? Weddings? Amputation?  I’m not drinking for 100 days no matter what happens … No matter what.”


OK, now what?

When I was trying to quit, I had many day 1s. It wasn’t until I got more support that I started to do better. 

It's not like we can do this alone in our head.

The drinking voice is just too convincing and it ‘sounds’ like it’s making sense (when really, that voice is bullshit, but it takes some outside cheerleading to figure that out).

And the cool thing about the internet is it’s more anonymous, which can really help, at least to begin.

There are two ways to do the 100-Day Sober Challenge

​1. ​With Support

​​If you'd like a live-human, sober penpal ​and get personalized, direct responses to emails, then you can sign up for the Sober Jumpstart. ​All ​​​levels come ​with a ​sober penpal (me!).

You can email me every single day, ask questions, rant, whine, and get cheerleading. ​And yes, we remain sober penpals for a whole year. ​I'll keep track of your dates, and remind you when it's time to get treats.

If you’re like me, then you’ll will do better with accountability and cheerleading. Me on my own, I couldn’t get more than 9 days in a row. Then once I added in support, things changed. The sober penpal is part of the Jumpstart here.


2. Self-Administered

To do the sober challenge on your own, you can write out the pledge above and make a note of the date of your last drink.

Find ways to add in more tools and supports. The more you reach out, the more sober tools you add, the easier you’ll find it. Read sober blogs (mine and others) every day 🙂 And be sure to sign up to get daily sober motivation emails below.

Belle

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

  • Hi Everyone, looks like I’m back to square 1, I had been sober for over 1000 days but that devious old wolf suckered me into handing over my sobriety about 12 months ago, the voice that told me that, I can handle it, I’m in control and it’s all ok, just a big old lie. I’m so disappointed with myself. Today is my day 1, wish me luck.

  • Hello Belle! Brought to you via Catherine Gray, so happy to find you! I am actually at day 103, challenging myself to another 100. Thank you for being you and all the helpful things you share!

  • Gary,
    I will not drink for 100 days. I’ve been drinking far too much for years now and everyday starts with me feeling like shit and being exhausted. My wife and three children deserve far better than this and so do I…..

  • I want to put this online to show myself I can do this and if or when i feel weak I will come back to this comment. 6th Aug 2019.

  • Day 1 – I have completed this challenge before however I’ve slid back into drinking too much again. I’m here to hold myself accountable.

  • “I will not drink for 100 days. No matter what. I can cry, but I will not drink. I can go to bed or go home early. I might feel distressed … but I will not drink. Bad things might happen, but I will not drink. Incredibly shitty things may happen to someone around me, or my neighbour, or my friend’s friend’s grandmother. But there will be no booze. Funerals? Weddings? Amputation? I’m not drinking for 100 days no matter what happens … No matter what.”

  • My last drink was on Friday 19th July. Alcohol caused me to break my arm and be in hospital for two weeks… It has also affected my mental health over the years.

    I will not drink for 100 days. No matter what. It will be hard at times but I am ready to change my life.

  • I will not drink for 100 days. I can get angry, grumpy and feel sorry for myself but I will not drink. I might eat too many cupcakes or bowls of ice-cream but I will not drink!!! Last drink July 20, 2019…..