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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Molly

Wednesday 19 Apr, 2017, 7:35am by Mrs D 25 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 11 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 […]

Sober Story: Darla

Friday 31 Mar, 2017, 11:32am by Mrs D 6 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Darla, a 58-year-old who lives in El Paso, Texas. ============== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Darla: 6 years, sober birthday is April 1 2010 Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Darla: Very dark, […]

Sober Story: Daniel

Tuesday 21 Mar, 2017, 10:28am by Mrs D 22 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Daniel, a 35-year-old living in Auckland. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Daniel: I quit drinking and smoking on March 8th, 2014. So just over three years. Mrs D: Why did you start drinking? Daniel: Drink was always around. Our fridge was always stoked with beer, […]

Sober Story: Jackie

Wednesday 8 Mar, 2017, 11:56am by Mrs D 11 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Jackie, a 65-year-old living in Blenheim. ================= Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Jackie: 32 years. Mrs D: Wow! Congrats! Can you remember what you felt like when you were still drinking? Jackie: Lonely, depressed, confused, ashamed & humiliated. Mrs D: What caused you to stop? Jackie: […]

Sober Story: Staci

Thursday 2 Mar, 2017, 3:50pm by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Staci, a 43-year-old living in Auckland.  ====== Mrs D: How long since you took your last drink? Staci: 18 years Mrs D: Wow, congrats! What was life like for you before you stopped? Staci: I was hooked on booze from the moment I had my first beer at 14. […]

Sober Story: Sue

Thursday 23 Feb, 2017, 10:03am by Mrs D 9 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Sue, a 60-year-old living in North Derbyshire in the UK. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery for? Sue: I’ve been in recovery now for almost 6 years. My 6th soberversary is on the 8th March this year. Mrs D: How was it for you at the […]

Sober Story: Charmaine

Wednesday 15 Feb, 2017, 12:18pm by Mrs D 8 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Charmaine, a 50-year-old living in Wairarapa. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Charmaine: 6 years Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Charmaine: My problem drinking happened socially. It was often a Friday night when […]

Sober Story: Sas

Wednesday 8 Feb, 2017, 2:04pm by Mrs D 12 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Sas, a 43-year-old kiwi currently living in Berkshire, England. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sas: 5 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up?
 Sas: My life back then, is completely unrecognisable to me […]