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Living Sober

Mental Health & Addictions Service


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

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Available 24 hours.

Languages Spoken



Living Sober - Join our thriving community at

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - addictions (AOD), Peer support (AOD)


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Living Sober does not require a referral. Check out and 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.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:16PM on May 6, 2022.