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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: David

Wednesday 18 Apr, 2018, 12:22am by Mrs D 6 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from David, a 65-year-old based in Valencia Spain.   ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? David: 19 years Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? David: I had been warned about being drunk at work since […]

Sober Story: Polly

Wednesday 11 Apr, 2018, 12:30am by Mrs D 12 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Polly, a 50-year-old living in Invercargill. ================ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Polly: I’ve been sober for over 11 years years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Polly: It was really frightening. I was […]

Sober Story: Robin

Wednesday 4 Apr, 2018, 12:01pm by Mrs D 7 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Robin, a 63-year-old living in  the small rural town of Kiowa, Colorado. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Robin: I have been sober for 28 years, 7 months and 3 weeks. Mrs D: Cograts! What can you tell us about the last phase of your drinking? […]

Sober Story: Dave

Wednesday 28 Mar, 2018, 10:07am by Mrs D 32 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Dave, a 61-year-old living in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Dave: “Sobriety” and “Recovery” are different things. I was 54 when I had my last drink (I haven’t had a drink since July 2010) so […]

Sober Story: Harriet

Thursday 22 Mar, 2018, 11:08am by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Harriet, a 66-year-old living in North Florida. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Harriet: August 2018 will be nineteen years, one day at a time without interruption. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? […]

Sober Story: Lee

Wednesday 14 Mar, 2018, 9:49am by Mrs D 14 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Lee, a 46-year-old living in Auckland. ======== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Lee: Sobriety date 22 May, 2012 Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Lee: The last few years (10 actually) I drank to […]

Sober Story: Annie

Wednesday 7 Mar, 2018, 9:05am by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Annie (@grannie), a 60-year-old living in Invercargill. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Annie: I have been in recovery since September 2nd 2014 – my grandsons 5th birthday. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the end of your drinking days? Annie: The last months/years […]

Sober Story: Sinead

Thursday 1 Mar, 2018, 1:00am by Mrs D 14 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Sinead, a 50-year-old mother of two living in Auckland. She’s originally from Ireland but has been living in NZ since 1988.  ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Sinead: I have been sober for over 5 years Mrs D: Tell us about your relationship with alcohol… Sinead: I think […]

Sober Story: Jo

Thursday 22 Feb, 2018, 4:59pm by Mrs D 36 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jo (@konnie), a 59-year-old living in Arizona, USA. ========== Mrs D: You’ve got a big birthday coming up.. Jo: Yes, I will be turning 60 in July…wow! I sure do not feel my age. Sixty is now considered middle age. I can embrace this! I’m excited to make this the […]

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 […]