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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Helen

Wednesday 13 Jun, 2018, 7:51am by Mrs D 5 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Helen who lives in Auckland. ======== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Helen: I’ve been 29 years sober. Mrs D: What can you tell us about your last days and months of drinking? Helen: The last months before I got sober were terrifying and bewildering. I knew […]

Sober Story: Arthur

Wednesday 6 Jun, 2018, 12:08pm by Mrs D 10 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Arthur, a 55-year old living in Central Otago. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Arthur: I have lost count of the days without a drink, but it’s over seven years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you […]

Sober Story: Nika

Wednesday 30 May, 2018, 7:31am by Mrs D 15 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Nika, a 44-year-old living in Taranaki. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Nika: I’ll be sober 4 years on the 8th May 2018. Mrs D: Congratulations! What can you tell us about your drinking history? Nika: I began drinking as a 15 year old, I […]

Sober Story: Kary May

Wednesday 23 May, 2018, 1:49am by Mrs D 9 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Kary May. She is 53-years-old and lives part of the year in Colorado, USA and the other part in the Yucatan of Mexico. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Kary May: I was a heavy nightly drinker for all of my adult life, I tried […]

Sober Story: Jem

Wednesday 16 May, 2018, 12:00am by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jem, a 58-year-old based in the UK. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jen: Over 15 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Jem: I was in an unhappy marriage – although I didn’t […]

Sober Story: Suzy

Wednesday 2 May, 2018, 12:15am by Mrs D 11 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Suzy, a 69-year-old living in Auckland. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Suzy: I have been in recovery from dependence on alcohol and other drugs since February 1987. I was 39 years old then. My daughters were 14 and 6 years of age. I was […]

Sober Story: George

Thursday 26 Apr, 2018, 12:40am by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from George, a 68-year-old living in South Canterbury. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? George: I have been in recovery for 17 years, since 18 March 2001. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? George: I […]

Sober Story: David

Wednesday 18 Apr, 2018, 12:22am by Mrs D 6 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from David, a 65-year-old based in Valencia Spain.   ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? David: 19 years Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? David: I had been warned about being drunk at work since […]

Sober Story: Polly

Wednesday 11 Apr, 2018, 12:30am by Mrs D 12 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Polly, a 50-year-old living in Invercargill. ================ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Polly: I’ve been sober for over 11 years years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Polly: It was really frightening. I was […]

Sober Story: Robin

Wednesday 4 Apr, 2018, 12:01pm by Mrs D 7 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Robin, a 63-year-old living in  the small rural town of Kiowa, Colorado. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Robin: I have been sober for 28 years, 7 months and 3 weeks. Mrs D: Cograts! What can you tell us about the last phase of your drinking? […]