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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Jane

Wednesday 17 Oct, 2018, 6:27am by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jane, a 49-year-old living in Toronto, Canada. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Jane: I’ve been sober for 3 years, 5 months – last drink was May 8, 2015. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the end of your drinking days? Jane: It […]

Sober Story: Laura

Wednesday 10 Oct, 2018, 12:37pm by Mrs D 3 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Laura, a 34-year-old living in Washington, D.C., in the States. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Laura: I’ve been continuously sober/in long-term recovery since July 14, 2007. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? […]

Sober Story: Gary

Wednesday 26 Sep, 2018, 1:22am by Mrs D 6 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Gary, a 50-year-old living in Wellington. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Gary: Around 9 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Gary: I remember as far back as when I was 17 […]

Sober Story: Andrea

Wednesday 19 Sep, 2018, 7:09am by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Andrea, a 44-year-old living in Dallas, Texas. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Andrea: Sober date is September 22, 1991 – (26 years 11 months currently) Mrs D:  Awesome! What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? […]

Sober Story: Jim

Wednesday 12 Sep, 2018, 5:18am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jim, a 58-year-old living in the Timaru district. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jim: I have been in recovery since June the 22nd, 2004. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Jim: I started […]

Sober Story: Dana

Thursday 6 Sep, 2018, 7:44am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Dana, a 47-year-old living in  midwest USA. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Dana: I got sober in August of 2011, but then relapsed for seven horrible days over the Christmas holidays – so my new sobriety date is Jan 1, 2014. Very easy to […]

Sober Story: Crystal

Friday 31 Aug, 2018, 12:02pm by Mrs D 9 comments

This week’s Sober Story is from Crystal, a 37-year-old from South Florida. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Crystal: I have been clean a little over three years now. I have been in and out of recovery for the last 6 years though. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the […]

Sober Story: Jamie

Thursday 23 Aug, 2018, 9:51am by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jamie, a 29-year-old living in Boynton Beach, Florida.  ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jamie: 6 years, since May 2012. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Jamie: I had a lot of run-ins […]

Sober Story: Chris

Friday 17 Aug, 2018, 12:29am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Chris, a 50-year-old living in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Chris: I’ve been in abstinent recovery from alcohol and other drugs for over 21 years. I’ve not participated in any program—12 Step or otherwise. Mrs D: What can you tell […]

Sober Story: Emily

Thursday 9 Aug, 2018, 7:48pm by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Emily, a 35-year-old living in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. ================ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Emily: I have been sober since October 2014. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Emily: My drinking […]