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Articles: Interviews

Sober Story: Lee


"I learned that I was a very selfish young man. I had so much potential but didn’t realize it. I had not been thinking. Alcohol had shut me down. I couldn’t see the world."

July 11, 2024

Sober Story: Lesley


"Ask for help. I emailed my girls when I made the decision to be sober and asked them for help that way. I think there is no right or wrong way- just ask."

July 3, 2024

Sober Story: Cookie


"I have refused to let myself relapse because I know I wouldn’t be able to stop again. I’ve had to put my big girl panties on from time to time to stop relapsing."

June 21, 2024

Sobriety Chat: Paddy


Listen to award winning broadcaster and journalist Paddy talks about getting through redundancy without drinking, adjusting to socialising sober, the decision he’s made to be different, and the joy of hangover free mornings.

June 11, 2024

Sobriety Chat: Carmel


Hear Carmel talk about getting sober, her belief in radical transformation and how she manages her anger in sobriety.

May 27, 2024

Sober Story: Janette


"I thought my life would be over if I couldn’t drink alcohol."

May 8, 2024

Sober Story: Chris


"The longer I’ve been alcohol free the easier it has been for me to see what a crutch alcohol was for me, how I used it to stop feeling or caring, used it for self confidence, to ignore others, and that I had become more selfish because of it ."

April 10, 2024

Sobriety Chat: Noelle


Listen to award winning author and podcaster Noelle talk about her early drinking years in her homeland of Ireland, her internal struggle to accept the reality of her drinking, what it took for her to change, and the shifting relationship she's had with herself in recovery.

April 3, 2024

Sober Story: Amy


"The last few years I was a blackout solo drinker. I had a huge tolerance for alcohol and would drink until I didn’t know what was happening."

March 18, 2024

Sobriety Chat: Simone


Listen to psychologist and addiction clinician Simone talk about what attracted her to alcohol, learning to accept her introverted self, the advice she gives clients who are trying to quit, and the wonderful surfing metaphor she uses to describe the transition to a sober life.

February 29, 2024