Mental Health & Addictions Service
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 is free. Donations from members who are able to are appreciated.
Fees and Charges Categorisation
Available 24 hours.
Living Sober - Join our thriving community at livingsober.org.nz
- 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
Living Sober does not require a referral. Check out and join our thriving community at livingsober.org.nz.
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.
Online / virtual / app
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This page was last updated at 2:16PM on May 6, 2022.