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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Charlie

Wednesday 16 Aug, 2017, 6:24pm by Mrs D 36 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Charlie, a 51-year-old living in Tauranga. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Charlie: I quit drinking on July 20th 2014. Mrs D: What can you tell us about your drinking towards the end? Charlie: The last months before I got sober were a daily bottle […]

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 70 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: […]

Sober Story: Sandra

Wednesday 12 Jul, 2017, 6:59pm by Mrs D 6 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Sandra, a 63-year-old living in Waikato. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sandra: Just over 3 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Sandra: I had a very moderate wine intake (1-2 glasses twice a […]

Sober Story: Gail

Tuesday 4 Jul, 2017, 9:33am by Mrs D 23 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Gail, a 51-year-old living in Westport on the West Coast of the South Island. ======== Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Gail: My sober date is 25 March 2014 and as of today I am a very grateful 1200 days sober. Mrs D: What can you […]

Sober Story: Jennifer

Wednesday 28 Jun, 2017, 11:26am by Mrs D 9 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Jennifer, a 61-year-old living in the Horowhenua. ============== Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Jennifer: I have been in recovery from my alcoholism for 18 years now. Mrs D: Congratulations! What can you tell us about your drinking history? Jennifer: My battle with alcohol started at a young age. […]

Sober Story: Sharleen

Wednesday 21 Jun, 2017, 2:42pm by Mrs D 4 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Sharleen, a 58-year-old living in Whangateau – very close to Matakana. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sharleen: 3 1/2 years. Sober date 1/1/2014. Mrs D: A New Year’s resolution! What can you tell us about your life up to that point? Sharleen: My life was fairly happy, I […]

Sober Story: Stuart

Wednesday 14 Jun, 2017, 1:18pm by Mrs D 7 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Stu, a 67-year-old living on the Thames Coast. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Stu: I will have been in recovery for nine years on the 27th of July. Mrs D: Can you describe your drinking for us? Stu: I’d always been a heavy drinker but it just […]