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Sober Stories

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

Sober Story: Chris

Friday 17 Aug, 2018, 12:29am by Mrs D 2 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 […]

Sober Story: Dale

Wednesday 1 Aug, 2018, 12:22pm by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Dale, a 50-year-old from Mairangi Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Dale: I’ve not picked up since April 25, 2009 Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Dale: I […]

Sober Story: Jennifer

Wednesday 25 Jul, 2018, 7:00am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jennifer, a 36-year-old living in Auckland. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jennifer: I have been in and out of recovery for the last 17 years. This time around I have been sober for 9 years. This is my longest period of sobriety to date! […]

Sober Story: Kerry

Wednesday 18 Jul, 2018, 9:24am by Mrs D 14 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Kerry, a 38-year-old living in Auckland. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery?  Kerry: I have been in recovery since 6 August 2011. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Kerry: I had been drinking steadily […]

Sober Story: Julie

Wednesday 11 Jul, 2018, 1:00am by Mrs D 7 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Julie, a 56-year-old living in the North West of England. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Julie: Seven years with the help of AA. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Julie: My life had […]

Sober Story: Paul

Thursday 5 Jul, 2018, 12:51am by Mrs D 16 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Paul, a 45-year-old living in Toronto Ontario, Canada. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Paul: 6 years Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Paul: The last few years of my drinking was so typical […]

Sober Story: Mary LA

Friday 29 Jun, 2018, 1:01am by Mrs D 7 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Mary LA. She’s in her early 50′s and lives in Southern Africa. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Mary LA: Ten years – I sobered up on 17 March 2007. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before […]

Sober Story: Tauni

Wednesday 20 Jun, 2018, 1:00am by Mrs D 11 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Tauni, a 37-year-old living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Tauni: Almost ten years, since August 14, 2008. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Tauni: I was hospitalized five […]

Sober Story: Helen

Wednesday 13 Jun, 2018, 7:51am by Mrs D 5 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Helen who lives in Auckland. ======== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Helen: I’ve been 29 years sober. Mrs D: What can you tell us about your last days and months of drinking? Helen: The last months before I got sober were terrifying and bewildering. I knew […]