Sober instagram accounts you’ll actually want to follow
Less righteous, more jokes and vibes, because being sober is boring enough
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words Rhys Thomas
How’s sober October going? Scrolling on your phone a lot only to find the algorithm full of memes about getting wasted? Swiping stories of people out slamming shots and slurring karaoke? Ah yes, fomo, temptation, despite the impression of always showing wellness standards we can’t attain, often when we’re trying to be sober, we see the vices we used to know everywhere.
But there’s a way to fight back against the content devil, fill your feed with sober content! And no, you don’t have to shriek and eye-roll and groan and say something like “hell no, all that righteous and serious stuff that’s very much for people in literal recovery and not me?!” A lot of sober accounts are generally inspiring for the sober curious through to the addicts, and many of them are generally funny too. You won’t even notice the vibe shift initially.
Meme accounts and other community platforms are great for feeling less alone and just generally taking the whole thing far less seriously, even if it is for just the one month. Let us show you the goods…
The name says it all. The beauty of swear words in full flow, celebratory joyously sober, very reluctantly sober, screaming down the walls for a pint sober, all of these ways of feeling find a home here. A meme page in the true sense, with a little bit of video too. Posts are sporadic but always hit. Good things come to those who wait.
A personal favourite. A person’s page that is predominantly piercingly real but striking, surreal, and damn-right hilarious. Combining genuine, often twelve-step sentiment with just out there and funny funny memes, it is great content and it’ll absolutely help you feel like you’re missing out on nothing, and perhaps gaining a little joy too.
Not always necessarily funny but always inspiring without being overly kitsch or cringe. From legends like Anthony Hopkins to Lucy Hale and Tom Holland. There’s a lot of text, so great for taking a screenshot or saving it. Occasionally there’s video too, mainly taken from interviews, and it’s always compelling.
Alright, they do plug a bit of merch, but the humour part isn’t diluted on this grid. From amusing quotes from famous sober figures through to memes and text based gags, the account has it all. There’s a decent following and there’s often a few posts a day, plenty to get stuck into!
If something’s being done, you can always count on there being a Muppets version. A classic old-school meme grid, with all the pics being stills from the Muppets. Simple, effective, and actually the juxtaposition between deep deep quote like “perhaps I knew, deep down inside, that I couldn’t drink like others” in front of a literal muppet.
The bio goes: One (Funny) Day at a Time ♥️. And what better state of mind is there? The grid provides a mix of memes a little sporadically (and hasn’t posted in a few months) but has an archive of 621 posts to enjoy anyway, a dedicated scroll to one page that guarantees a good, sober time? Sounds good to us!
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