Sobering Stories

First-person documentaries of addiction and recovery

About Sobering Stories

Sobering Stories are personal tales of addiction and recovery.

Overcoming addiction, for many of those afflicted, is the hardest thing they will ever accomplish.  Those who enter recovery often do so as a last resort, having tried on their own to slow down, cut back or compartmentalize their addiction. But to no avail.  Every addict has a story and there are common themes of loss of friends, family, possessions and dignity.   Despite the absolute power of alcohol and drugs there are incredible success stories written everyday by these normal people who overcome all odds and every day live a new alcohol- and drug-free life.  Sobering Stories celebrates these heroic men and women.

Important Note:

None of the Sobering Stories footage was taken inside 12-step fellowship meetings. Sobering Stories does not represent any recovery program.  Any mention of a specific recovery program is at the sole discretion of the participant.  


Sobering Stories Mission:

To inspire people suffering from alcoholism.

Sobering Stories Vision:

  • We expand the fellowship of alcoholics
  • We are a community service outlet for alcoholics
  • We celebrate the incredible accomplishments of those in recovery

Behind the Scenes


God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.  

--Reinhold Niebuhr