During a time of social media and technology, people are taking to platforms to educate and inform others on specific topics, and one mom is creating a movement with Instagram.
An organization called Sober Mom Tribe was first created after being a featured guest on a podcast. They believed that social media didn’t feature enough sober mom’s, so they wanted to create a judgment-free zone for mothers to gather and share their struggles along with their success stories while gaining knowledge from mothers just like them from around the world.
Soon they learned that there were more sober moms with similar interest everywhere and agreed that they needed a support system to help other women who want to become sober. The stigma behind treatment has caused mothers and people around the country to hide their problems or negatively look at rehab.
This is why Alyson Premo, a 35-year-old single mom, and founder of Sober Moms Tribe decided to create a platform for moms around the world to become sober and have a community of similar women around them in their time of need.
Instagram is flooded with the “mommy wine” culture, showcasing the luxury of having wine and relaxing after taking care of the kids and husband; however, their account helps mothers navigate and share their experience, all while creating a light mood to help empower women everywhere. Currently, their account has 13.5 thousand followers and continues to grow.
Sober Mom Coach, Alyson, and mother of an eight-year-old son understands the road to recovery better than anyone. Her life changed on November 14, 2016, when she took her last gulp of red wine in a detox parking lot.
“Towards the end of my darkest moment, I was drinking beer, wine, vodka morning to night. It didn’t matter what type of alcohol it was I just physically and mentally needed it to stay alive. I’d wake up at 3 am with so much anxiety that I’d grab the red wine bottle that was on my nightstand so that I could calm my thoughts and fall back to sleep. It ended up being a vicious cycle that I couldn’t get out of until I finally called my mother on November 14, 2016, and asked for help,” shared Alyson.
Since then she has returned to being a fully present and accountable mother and also fantastic entrepreneur to help mothers like her become clean. On her journey, Alyson became a Certified Professional Recovery Coach to inspire others around her. She believes that even though she found comfort in her therapist, she also felt she needed someone who knew how to give relatable guidance.
“Having a specialized focus in addiction and not just telling people to go to AA because that’s always what’s been done is crucial,” she said.
Everyone is different when it comes to recovery and aftercare which is why Alyson chose to become a coach saying, “That’s where I come in. To guide you on the path that’s right for you.”
Encouragement and accountability seem to go a long way notably in the first year of sobriety, and that is what Sober Moms Tribe aims to provide.
“We want to welcome you to our tribe. We hope you can find helpful tips, find a few new mom friends, and find inspiration from all these amazing sober mother’s rocking it day in and day out,” a message from the Sober Moms Tribe main website.
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