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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Alison

Wednesday 14 Feb, 2018, 2:11pm by Mrs D 40 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Alison, a 44-year-old living in Adelaide. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Alison: I now have 3 years of continuous sobriety and recovery. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Alison: I drank pretty […]

Sober Story: Monnie

Thursday 8 Feb, 2018, 8:00am by Mrs D 7 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Monnie, a 46-year-old living in Auckland. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Monnie: 3 years (yay). Mrs D: What can you tell us about your drinking before you quit? Monnie: I was drinking 2 bottles a night , blacking out and spending way to much on the […]

Sober Story: Michelle

Wednesday 31 Jan, 2018, 8:16am by Mrs D 25 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Michelle (a.k.a @mac007), a 55-year-old living in North Otago. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Michelle: Nearly 3.5 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Michelle: I loved drinking but started to learn […]

Sober Story: Andy

Thursday 25 Jan, 2018, 7:26pm by Mrs D 10 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Andy, a 37-year-old living in Medellin, Colombia (although he has spent most of his life in southern California.) =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Andy: I’m proud to say I have been clean and sober for 9 years now. However, I believe that my actual alcohol and […]

Sober Story: Janette

Wednesday 10 Jan, 2018, 1:00am by Mrs D 43 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Janette, a 56-year-old living in West Auckland. ============== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Janette: I got sober 13 August 2007, I’ve just celebrated my 11th sober Christmas Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? […]

Sober Story: Jo

Friday 5 Jan, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jo, a 55-year-old Career Coach and Elearning Designer living in the Waikato. Jo’s Sober Story is written out below, and she’s also sharing it with us via an awesome animated video clip. Check it out … =============== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jo: I’ve been in recovery (this […]

Sober Story: Lesley

Wednesday 27 Dec, 2017, 12:00pm by Mrs D 7 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Lesley, a 64-year-old living in Tauranga. ================ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Lesley: 6 and a half years (Mid-May 2011 was my last alcoholic drink). Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Lesley: They were pretty […]

Sober Story: Derek

Wednesday 20 Dec, 2017, 9:59am by Mrs D 9 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Derek, a 28-year-old living in Seattle, Washington. Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Derek: I have been sober for 4 years, but I suppose I’ve been in recovery for 6. I’ve at least known I’ve had a problem that needed to be fixed for 6 years. Mrs […]

Sober Story: Fiona

Thursday 14 Dec, 2017, 1:05am by Mrs D 3 comments

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 9 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 […]