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Sober Stories

These are inspirational interviews carried out with people who are in long-term recovery.

Sober Story: Kim

Wednesday 11 Oct, 2017, 9:45am by Mrs D 6 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Kim, a 35-year-old living in Robbinsville, NJ, USA. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Kim: I’ve been in recovery since November 23, 2013. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Kim: Absolute horror. It […]

Sober Story: Marylyn

Wednesday 27 Sep, 2017, 9:36am by Mrs D 14 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Marylyn (@marylourocks), a 52-year-old living in the Catlins in Southland. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Marylyn: I am pleased to say that I am now 3 years sober and I love it. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your […]

Sober Story: Wendy

Friday 15 Sep, 2017, 1:13pm by Mrs D 15 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes fro Wendy, a 64-year-old living in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, in the US. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Wendy: September 4, 2014 is my recovery date, so I just passed my 3 year mark!! Mrs D: Hey, congrats! What can you tell us about the […]

Sober Story: Diane

Wednesday 6 Sep, 2017, 7:07am by Mrs D 21 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Diane (@soberstylist), a 60-year-old living in Palmerston North. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Diane: Just over 3 years. 9th of August 2014 is my sober date. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Diane: […]

Sober Story: Hetti

Wednesday 30 Aug, 2017, 9:30am by Mrs D 34 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Hetti, a 68-year-old living in Mosgiel (having relocated about one year ago from Whangarei). ======== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Hetti: Just over 3 years. 19th August 2014 – I joined this site 5 days earlier to read posts and to somehow get my head […]

Sober Story: Lizi

Wednesday 23 Aug, 2017, 10:41am by Mrs D 65 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Lizi, a 61-year-old living in Takamatua, near Akaroa. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Lizi: I’ve been in recovery just over three years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Lizi: I was a southern […]

Sober Story: Alex

Wednesday 9 Aug, 2017, 11:20am by Mrs D 15 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Alex, a 42-year-old living in Blenheim.  =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Alex: 1130 days (just over 3 years) Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Alex: Like most people’s stories there’s usually a ‘rock […]

Sober Story: Gen

Wednesday 2 Aug, 2017, 9:24am by Mrs D 71 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Gen, a 44-year-old living in Waikato. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Gen: I finished with drinking on the 17th July, 2014 Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Gen: I was in a […]

Sober Story: Lou

Wednesday 26 Jul, 2017, 10:04am by Mrs D 8 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Lou, a 48-year-old, living in the county of Suffolk in the UK. =============== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Lou: 4 years on 21st September 2017 Mrs D: Whoop! What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Lou: It […]

Sober Story: Stacey

Wednesday 19 Jul, 2017, 5:36am by Mrs D 11 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Stacey, a 47-year-old living in the Northwestern section of Connecticut, USA. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Stacey: This August will be TEN years free of alcohol- woo hoo!! Crazy that it has been almost a whole decade since I last tasted alcohol. So grateful. Mrs D: […]