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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Sharleen

Wednesday 21 Jun, 2017, 2:42pm by Mrs D 3 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 […]

Sober Story: Graham

Saturday 3 Jun, 2017, 7:00am by Mrs D 26 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Graham, a 52-year-old male living in Kent, UK. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Graham: Just over 11 years. My sobriety date is 14th May 2004. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Graham: […]

Sober Story: Anna

Wednesday 24 May, 2017, 10:36am by Mrs D 7 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Anna, a 29-year-old living in Auckland. ============ Mrs D: How long have you sober for? Anna: Just over five years. My sobriety date is February 8, 2012. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Anna: My world became very small […]

Sober Story: Jill

Wednesday 17 May, 2017, 1:00pm by Mrs D 10 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jill, a 62-year-old living in Nelson. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jill: Just on 5 years now. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Jill: I had already given up the binge drinking […]

Sober Story: Shane

Monday 8 May, 2017, 9:00am by Mrs D 24 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Shane, a 56-year-old living in South-East Auckland. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Shane: This time about 35 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Shane: My drinking was getting more often and […]

Sober Story: Taryn

Wednesday 26 Apr, 2017, 10:37am by Mrs D 3 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Taryn, a 31-year-old living in Victoria BC, Canada. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? A joke in our family is that I have been in recovery since I was 4 years old. My mother entered recovery when I was 4, and my earliest memories are […]

Sober Story: Molly

Wednesday 19 Apr, 2017, 7:35am by Mrs D 29 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Molly, a 56-year-old living in the USA. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Molly: My recovery date is April 6, 2014. Mrs D: What was your life like before you quit? Molly: On April 5, 2013 I worked my usual 12 hour hospital shift, never dreaming that […]

Sober Story: Dawn

Wednesday 12 Apr, 2017, 10:04am by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Dawn, a 56-year-old living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Dawn: For nearly 28 years. Mrs D: Whoop! What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Dawn: I was lost. I was a […]

Sober Story: Colin

Wednesday 5 Apr, 2017, 5:16pm by Mrs D 12 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Colin, a 63-year-old living in Canterbury. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Colin: I have been in recovery for 32 yrs. Mrs D: Wow, congrats! Can you tell us about your drinking days? Colin: I was a daily drinker since the age of 14. Always […]