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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Daniel

Tuesday 21 Mar, 2017, 10:28am by Mrs D 20 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Daniel, a 35-year-old living in Auckland. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Daniel: I quit drinking and smoking on March 8th, 2014. So just over three years. Mrs D: Why did you start drinking? Daniel: Drink was always around. Our fridge was always stoked with beer, […]

Sober Story: Jackie

Wednesday 8 Mar, 2017, 11:56am by Mrs D 11 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Jackie, a 65-year-old living in Blenheim. ================= Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Jackie: 32 years. Mrs D: Wow! Congrats! Can you remember what you felt like when you were still drinking? Jackie: Lonely, depressed, confused, ashamed & humiliated. Mrs D: What caused you to stop? Jackie: […]

Sober Story: Staci

Thursday 2 Mar, 2017, 3:50pm by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Staci, a 43-year-old living in Auckland.  ====== Mrs D: How long since you took your last drink? Staci: 18 years Mrs D: Wow, congrats! What was life like for you before you stopped? Staci: I was hooked on booze from the moment I had my first beer at 14. […]

Sober Story: Sue

Thursday 23 Feb, 2017, 10:03am by Mrs D 9 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Sue, a 60-year-old living in North Derbyshire in the UK. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery for? Sue: I’ve been in recovery now for almost 6 years. My 6th soberversary is on the 8th March this year. Mrs D: How was it for you at the […]

Sober Story: Charmaine

Wednesday 15 Feb, 2017, 12:18pm by Mrs D 8 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Charmaine, a 50-year-old living in Wairarapa. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Charmaine: 6 years Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Charmaine: My problem drinking happened socially. It was often a Friday night when […]

Sober Story: Sas

Wednesday 8 Feb, 2017, 2:04pm by Mrs D 12 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Sas, a 43-year-old kiwi currently living in Berkshire, England. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sas: 5 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up?
 Sas: My life back then, is completely unrecognisable to me […]

Sober Story: Kelly

Wednesday 1 Feb, 2017, 2:10pm by Mrs D 12 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Kelly, a 31-year-old living in Cape Coral in Southwest Florida, USA. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Kelly: 3.5 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Kelly: At the beginning of my last year […]

Sober Story: Maria

Wednesday 25 Jan, 2017, 10:26am by Mrs D 25 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Maria, a 56-year-old living in Ireland.  ============= Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Maria: This time I’m 3 years 3 months sober. Previously I was 9 years sober until I made the mistake of picking up again. It was to take another 9 years before I would […]

Sober Story: Richard

Wednesday 18 Jan, 2017, 5:13pm by Mrs D 11 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Richard, a 51-year-old living in Gloucester, England.  ============== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Richard: I’ve been sober since July 23rd, 2003. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Richard: My last weeks of drinking […]

Sober Story: Lexi

Wednesday 11 Jan, 2017, 8:14pm by Mrs D 42 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Lexi, a 50-year-old living in Wellington. ======== Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Lexi: 3 years on January 2nd 2017. Mrs D: Congrats on your soberversary! What  can you tell us about how things were at the end of your drinking days? Lexi: I had been […]