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Sober Stories

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Sober Story: Michelle

Monday 18 Apr, 2016, 10:00am by Mrs D 16 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Michelle, a 41-year-old living in Christchurch.  ===================== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Michelle: Just over 3 and a half years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Michelle: I was a binge drinker from about the […]

Sober Story: Lisa

Thursday 7 Apr, 2016, 9:21am by Mrs D 10 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Lisa, a 52-year-old living in California, USA.  ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Lisa: 12 years. I got sober in March 2004. I was 40 when I quit. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave […]

Sober Story: Laura

Wednesday 30 Mar, 2016, 12:37pm by Mrs D 13 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Laura, a 32-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: Tracy

Wednesday 23 Mar, 2016, 4:35pm by Mrs D 18 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Tracy, a 56-year-old living in North Yorkshire in England. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Tracy: I had my last drink on January 23rd 2013. It wasn’t planned to be my last one but events took over and I haven’t had a drink since that […]

Sober Story: Boruch

Wednesday 16 Mar, 2016, 12:38pm by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Boruch, a 51-year-old living in the Midwestern United States. ======== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Boruch: I have been sober for 15 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Boruch: I was a […]

Sober Story: Belle

Friday 11 Mar, 2016, 8:07am by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Belle, a 49-year-old living in France. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Belle: I haven’t had a drink for 3.5 years. I don’t say that I’m in recovery. I say that alcohol is bad for me and so I don’t do it, like lots of […]

Sober Story: Chris

Wednesday 17 Feb, 2016, 12:29pm by Mrs D Share your ideas

This week’s Sober Story comes from Chris, a 48-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 19 years. I’ve not participated in any program—12 Step or otherwise. Mrs D: What can you tell […]

Sober Story: Derek

Wednesday 10 Feb, 2016, 6:55pm by Mrs D 25 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Derek, a 50 year-old living on the Kapiti Coast. He has not had a drink for nearly 13 years.  ============== Hiding behind a bottle. I enjoyed having a drink from a very early age. I was allowed to have a small glass of beer on the rare occasions my […]

Sober Story: Dale

Wednesday 3 Feb, 2016, 2:22pm by Mrs D 10 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Dale, a 48-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: Zoe

Wednesday 27 Jan, 2016, 1:11pm by Mrs D 6 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Zoe, a 62-year-old living in Auckland. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Zoe: 19 years 9 months Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Zoe: I drank every day in a pub on K Road […]