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‘celebrities’ tag

Sober in Showbiz (Guest Post)

Saturday 14 Jan, 2017, 7:26pm by Mrs D 7 comments

This guest post comes from the New Zealand author J.A. Wright (she was raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to New Zealand in 1990). She is the founder and director of the World Buskers Festival (1994 to 2014) and the New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival (1997 to now). With more than 30 years […]

The Fear

Sunday 25 Oct, 2015, 1:37pm by Mrs D 20 comments

The biggest thing I always want to say when I’m asked about my sobriety is that living alcohol-free life is not the boring-ass disaster that I feared it would be. I was terrified at the prospect of never drinking again! Utterly terrified. And I know a lot of us drinkers are. We know we’ve got a problem, […]

Sober celebrities…

Wednesday 20 Aug, 2014, 10:15am by Mrs D 19 comments

I LOVE them. I just love them.. and I cling on to their stories for dear life. Somehow for some reason seeing these ‘famous’ people living happy lives with no alcohol added is tremendously reassuring and strengthening for me. Sober blogger Mr Al K Hall (get it?!) has pulled together some fabulous posts on sober celebrities […]

Wellington meet-up (and a little bit of Stephen Fry)

Friday 15 Aug, 2014, 2:16pm by Mrs D 10 comments

I’m going to be at the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s 25th anniversary Speaker and Soup series on August 27. The NZDF are one of the agencies backing this site, they do great work to prevent and reduce the immense social, health and economic harms caused by drugs in our communities. They’ve just emailed me to say ‘it’d be […]

RIP Robin Williams

Tuesday 12 Aug, 2014, 12:10pm by Mrs D 29 comments

  “There is this thing for alcoholics called a black out which isn’t really a black out it’s more like sleepwalking with activities.” That quote from this interview with him on Australian TV in 2010 . He talks very candidly about  his 30-year battle with alcoholism and falling off the wagon after 20 years of sobriety […]