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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Fiona

Thursday 14 Dec, 2017, 1:05am by Mrs D Share your ideas

This week’s Sober Story comes from Fiona, a 67-year-old living in Dunedin. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Fiona: I have been in recovery for 33 years and am now enjoying retired life to the full. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you […]

Sober Story: Chris

Friday 8 Dec, 2017, 1:00am by Mrs D 8 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Chris, a 53-year old builder living in Auckland. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Chris: I’ve been seven years sober with the help of AA. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Chris: I self […]

Sober Story: Amy

Friday 1 Dec, 2017, 12:23pm by Mrs D 10 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Amy, a 46-year-old living in  Durham, NC, USA. ============== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Amy: I have been sober since December 7, 2012- right at five years. Mrs D: Congratulationns! What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave […]

Sober Story: Sherry

Thursday 23 Nov, 2017, 1:03am by Mrs D 5 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Sherry, a 54-year-old living in South Carolina, USA. ======= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sherry: I’ve been sober for seven years but I always say it took me two years to get my head on straight so I’ve only been in real recovery five years. Mrs D: What […]

Sober Story: Cookie

Wednesday 8 Nov, 2017, 9:05am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Cookie, a 62-year-old living in the Upper North Island. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Cookie: 13 years and 10months (I’ve stopped counting the days now – yay!) Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave […]

Sober Story: Sadie

Wednesday 1 Nov, 2017, 1:14am by Mrs D 10 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Sadie, a 35-year-old living in Hawkes Bay. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sadie: I have been in recovery since July 2011. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Sadie: The last few months of […]

Sober Story: Joseph

Wednesday 18 Oct, 2017, 11:08am by Mrs D 14 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Joseph (@jewala), a 34-year-old living in Nigeria /Abuja (Federal Capital Territory). =========== Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Joseph. My recovery date is 8th May 2014. 3 years, 5 months and 13 days in recovery at the time of writing. Mrs D: What can you tell […]

Sober Story: Kim

Wednesday 11 Oct, 2017, 9:45am by Mrs D 7 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 […]