Ciarán Carey is the perfect guy to lead Hola Sober Men as he is a respected and much loved sports-man but also a recovery giant with a humility that is hard to find. I also love that he is from my home city! ”
—Susan - Founder Hola Sober.
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Dear Friend, 
Hola Sober has evolved over the past few years from a Daily Email to a Monthly Magazine, 9-Sober-Support Zoom Meetings Per Week, Pledge-100 (Online-Mentor-led-100-Days-Without-Alcohol) and Camino-30 (Online-30 Day Program of Abstinence from alcohol) for women only.  We are a privately funded space with a crew of high-impact-volunteers who put a ding in the universe daily keeping women feeling supported, empowered and strong in their sober pledge. 
I have long felt there was a need for Hola Sober Men as an alternative to the traditional approach to sobriety and as the Hola Sober women rock energy, positivity and empowerment; the time feels right to evolve and provide a safe powerful space for men out there.  
Hola Sober Women for women only.
Hola Sober Men for men only. 
For me, finding the right Meeting leader for Hola Sober Men was always the key to the creation of a safe space and although it has taken me some time,  I have found the perfect sober powerhouse.  I am delighted to announce the formation of Hola Sober Men with weekly sober support meetings led by Ciarán Carey starting in September. 
We believe starting an Hola Sober Men is a powerful initiative which will provide an online safe space for men to connect, share their experiences, and find strength in each other's journey to sobriety. Historically online-communities foster brotherhood, understanding, and empathy, breaking the stigma around seeking help for addiction. Through group discussions, and mutual encouragement, men can build resilience, overcome challenges, and celebrate their triumphs. We believe meetings empower men to navigate life's complexities with sobriety as their anchor, promoting emotional well-being, personal growth, and lasting recovery. Together in community,  we believe Hola Sober Men can help men redefine masculinity by embracing vulnerability and supporting one another on the path to healing and transformation.
If the men or boys in your life need sober support led by a dynamic man who is resolute and strong in his own sobriety for 12 years,  Hola Sober Men may be the answer. Please feel free to share this email with those in your world who need some straight up sober support and if they do, Hola Sober Men is here. 
Ciarán Carey and I look forward to welcoming men in September 
Susan Christina Creamer - Founder 
“I am so looking forward to kicking off Hola Sober Men in September as I know recovery is possible and life changing; I know because I did it and continue to do so. "
Ciarán Carey 
Ciarán Carey
hola sober Men Leader
Ciarán Carey is an addiction counsellor and specialist with vast experience in the field of addiction and recovery. He holds a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Addiction Studies from ICHAS in Limerick., Ireland.  He is an accredited member of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI). Ciaran's humanistic approach helps men to consider the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 
Ciarán is an Irish former hurling player & Captain of the Limerick hurling team.  He is a former manager and selector. Primarily playing at the centre-back position, Carey's club career was with Patrickswell and at inter-county level with Limerick. He was a key member of the latter team during the 1990s and collected two Munster titles, two National Hurling League titles and three All-Star awards.
Ciaran is an addiction counsellor and specialist with vast experience in the field of addiction and recovery. Ciaran holds a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Addiction Studies from ICHAS in Limerick. He is an accredited member of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI). Ciaran's skills lie in his ability to combine addiction and general health issues by applying a person centred approach to his work in both private practice as well as residential treatment centres. Ciaran works with groups and has also facilitated aftercare, relapse prevention and family support groups. Ciaran practices under the strict criteria and Code of Ethics employed by the ACI and uses integrative psychotherapy which combines a range of elements drawn from various models of psychotherapy.
Ciaran's humanistic approach helps the client to consider the whole person, mind, body and spirit - and finds favour with one or more types of approaches tailored in a way that meets the client's individual needs. Ciaran's experience includes working with anxiety, anger management, bereavement and loss, bullying, substance and alcohol related issues, gambling, grief and loss, depression, career change and the harbouring of suicidal ideation at various points in one's life. He also has extensive experience working with personality disorders, relationship issues, domestic violence and low self-esteem issues.
    Ciarán Carey and his hurling career click
Ciarán Carey on addiction
If you know anyone who needs Hola Sober Men please forward them this email. 
—thank you, friend.