Like many professional women, Claire’s life revolved around alcohol, it was ingrained in her upbringing and it was her ENTIRE social life -she ‘drank with the lads’ in her youth, then found a release in the booze from her hectic life as an entrepreneurial mum of two boys as she worked hard and played hard, like many of us do. The Soberholic’ was born after her journey to quitting saw her volunteer at a Rehab centre as part of her mission to support others and it was here when she heard “Hi my name is ….. and I am an alcoholic”. She experienced all the shame and self-loathing come rushing back and from this moment on felt compelled to find another way to support people, without them having to live with this label. She was aware many women are anxious about seeking traditional forms of support as they worry they aren't 'bad' enough or that others will judge or shame them.
This is how the name The Soberholic came to be and her mission of creating a life ‘So much more than sober.’
Having taken years to recognise she even had a problem, Claire describes in this video how and why she felt trapped in her unhealthy lifestyle in a bid to help others recognise the warning signs in their own lives - then she shares the light at the end of the tunnel, as she radiates health happiness and positivity and reveals the joys of her sober life!