The Darwin Sober Social club was founded in June.(ABC News: Nicholas Hynes)ShareFacebookTwitterArticle share optionsShare this onFacebookTwitterLinkedInSend this byEmailMessengerCopy linkWhatsAppPrint contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelAurora Bayle knew that something had to change when it got to two bottles of wine a day and the anxiety of coronavirus felt overwhelming.Key points:The Darwin Social Sober Club has more than 230 membersFounder Aurora Bayle started the group after struggling with alcohol amid the coronavirus lockdownA study by the Australian National University found 20 per cent of people drank more during the lockdown than normalThe Darwin resident had been working a challenging full-time role in aviation but had lost her job earlier this year as the coronavirus restrictions began to bite."I was working very long hours and I went from working a lot to nothing. And then the drinking started," she said."When I got up to two bottles, I was like: that is way too much."And I realised quickly enough that I could wake up and drink earlier and earlier or I could just stop, which is what I decided to do."Ms Bayle put herself voluntarily on the NT's Banned Drinker Register, a list of people prohibited from buying takeaway alcohol in the NT.But it was a lonely decision, the trained chef said. Aurora Bayle is the founder of the social media group Darwin Sober Social Club.(ABC News: Henry Zwartz)"Darwin is pretty big for drinking. And it is hard not to have a social life here without having a drink, so something needed to change."That change was the establishment of a group on social media for fellow like-minded "socially sober" non-drinkers,
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