All the Posts

Do You Want to Quit?

Someone sent me an email over the weekend.  Actually, FOUR people did, about this same topic.

Quitting drinking. 

I thought about it.  And while I want to be VERY clear about a few things, nevertheless, I have decided to put myself out there, and go for this.

I am starting a FREE addiction support group on Facebook: Grateful Sobriety


The reason I am doing this is because I have received so many messages asking for it.

People want to be in with their people (we do have an amazing group!). They also want a secret group. Some people haven’t had much luck with AA.  Others just truly want to be anonymous, or at least be among “friends” in the SBM fold. Other people are basically just living my story of 2015, and they want to talk to me about it more.

Whatever the reason… if you have been living a part of my prior story… if you want to quit drinking. If you just want help and support… then just join.

Here we go with Grateful Sobriety…


With the acknowledgment and disclaimer that this is merely a support group, that I am not a counselor, guru, addiction therapist, or doctor… if you would like to join the group, please go here and fill out the form.


More Info:

The group is 100% free.

Who is welcome:  Anyone who wants to quit drinking, or suspects that alcohol no longer serves them. Anyone with a known alcohol problem. Anyone who has been long-standing in recovery and wants to be supportive of newbies and others.  Family or friends of someone who is struggling.

It will be a SECRET group on Facebook. (Meaning: no one can see you are in it, except those who are also in it)  

Everyone will be added to the group by 4/21 and will be let in on a rolling basis, as requested.

We will hold our members to confidentiality.

An acknowledgment and waiver is required to be completed prior to joining.

Please be patient as we roll into the new group, but look for it to start on Friday.





  • Acacia Ellis

    April 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Hey Mere~ I’d love to join because I’m in the YogaFit for Warriors track and one of the extensive courses that I need to study is addiction. I think inclusion in the group would help me navigate the “who, what, how and why” addicts seek help for their recovery. YogaFit for Warriors is a program where I’d be certified to teach specialized yoga classes for addicts, persons with autism and a myriad of special needs…pretty much a huge population that hasn’t tried yoga. I’m intrigued by this offer so can I join? Acacia

    • Mandy

      December 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Rachelle! I am just learning of this group and see that you quit on New Years Eve. That is what I am intending to do in a few days and I’m really excited, but a little nervous too. I don’t want it to be like a New Years resolution but more of a fresh start. In your experience, do you think quitting in conjunction with NYE was easier or harder than choosing a random day? Thank you!


Leave a Reply