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Never underestimate the power of Sober Treats

Friday 13 Oct, 2017, 2:52pm by Mrs D 6 comments

When I first quit drinking there were two main new habits (or tools) that I embraced early on to help with my recovery. These were habits I specificially adopted to help me deal with my new alcohol-free life. A life quite unlike the boozy one I’d been leading – a life that had me learning how to cope with being open […]

Physical Activity and Recovery (Guest Post)

Tuesday 3 Oct, 2017, 3:42pm by Mrs D 7 comments

This guest post comes from Matt Calman (otherwise known as @emjaycee).  ======== @emjaycee: I’ve played sports or trained in various forms since I was a young fella. The peak of my fitness was in my late 20s. For a short period my weekly routine was: two gruelling kickboxing sessions, playing up to two games of […]

I don’t care what anyone else thinks…

Thursday 21 Sep, 2017, 4:00pm by Mrs D 16 comments

Sometimes I have this fleeting thought that I’m actually kidding myself that I’m still fun now that I’m sober… and in actual fact most people are privately thinking to themselves ‘oh that boring sober Mrs D with her boring sober life, who’d want to know her?’. Truth is I probably thought that about ‘straight’, ‘boring’ (non-party) […]

Underage drinking

Wednesday 13 Sep, 2017, 1:18pm by Mrs D 9 comments

I got caught underage drinking when I was sixteen. I was in a pub in Sumner near Christchurch (called the Marine Tavern from memory) swigging beer and dancing to a  covers band when the cops stormed in and picked out all us young’uns.  I remember being shit scared standing outside having my name and address taken down […]

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