Community Guidelines

The Living Sober ethos is one of sharing, tolerance, connection, understanding and kindness. We encourage warm, friendly and supportive dialogue. We welcome people thinking about stopping drinking or those that just wish to follow conversations (you lovely lurkers). We will not tolerate personal attacks, spamming, posts that break the law or trolling.

Community Manager


Lotta Dann (@mrs-d) is the founder of Living Sober and our Community Manager. She produces all of the content on the site, supervises the Community Moderators and is on call 7 days a week to address any issues. Email her at any time on

Community Moderators

@seizetheday - has been a member since August 2014

"This site with all the wonderful brave souls on it, is very dear to my heart and I know that without the support from all the people on here, I would not have been able to leave alcohol addiction behind. Together we are stronger than we know!"


@behind-the-sofa - has been a member since August 2014

"I really want Living Sober to continue as it helps with my recovery. I'm keen to offer encouragement to new people as I've been in that position and I know what it's like."

@morgan - has been a member since November 2014

"Three years of not drinking has made me realise I never want to go back to that unhealthy (physical and mental) lifestyle. I would never have done it without the support of Lotta and Living Sober."

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@temperance - has been a member since April 2015

"I love what has been created in Living Sober and I'd love to be able to help keep it going with the same cultural feel that it has today. I've found that service keeps me out of my own head and it turns out that having responsibilities like this, which I was afraid of for a long time, actually help me."

@kirst - has been a member since February 2017

"The value of the Living Sober community cannot be overstated. For me, the amazing, strong and resilient people on this site have played a pivotal part in my recovery. The ability to vent and to be vulnerable and know that I won't be judged, the tips, tricks and support given freely to help me through those tough situations, and mere fact that I know that I am not alone in this, is beyond worth. I appreciate the opportunity to give back to this site which has already given me so much."


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