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    Living Sober is a friendly online community where adult medium to high-risk drinkers gain support after deciding to stop drinking alcohol

    Living Sober is an online community managed by the New Zealand Drug Foundation and supported by the Health Promotion Agency. It started in 2014. The NZ Drug Foundation is a registered charity (No. CC27025). 

    Caring online community

    Many New Zealanders visit Living Sober every day to talk honestly about their drinking. Our ethos is one of tolerance and kindness. No judgement, just understanding and support.

    Tools to take control

    Share tips and techniques and learn from others to help you keep on track on your journey with alcohol using the Sober Toolbox, Days Sober and Money Saved calculators.

    Wealth of content

    Find advice on how to reframe your thinking, wisdom from people who have faced their own drinking issues and insight from experts.

    Free printed resources 

    Get a Living Sober wallet card to give to someone you are worried about. Living Sober posters and wallet cards are also ideal for any medical or community service. Order these resources free of charge from the Drug Foundation's resources page.


    Living Sober - Join our thriving community at

    Living Sober is a friendly online social network aiming to support adult medium to high-risk drinkers to stop drinking. It is a safe and supportive online community. Features include members feed, member profiles, blog posts by Lotta Dann (Mrs D), Ask An Expert guest posts, and a sober toolbox full of tips for staying sober.



    Living Sober is free. Donations from members who are able to are appreciated.