GOT A STORY TO SHARE?

We are always so keen to hear from you. Stories, testimonials, photos, thoughts and submissions are wanted, needed, and welcomed. We constantly work in the media, too.

 

Stories can be submitted anonymously via the blog, or you can choose to be open. 

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Whatever you're comfortable sharing. Could be a sentence - could be a chapter. We are all ears.

What we know is this: across rural Australia - there are hundreds of thousands of rural women and men either concerned about a loved one or ourselves when it comes to alcohol misuse  ... and through the national SITC family we have proven again and again that we can collectively make someone else's journey so much easier if we simply share. 

We change lives through connection, community, and compassion. 

We change lives by breaking outdated and ancient stigmas, and we have proven that, too.

If you have something to put forward we'd love:

  • at least 500 words

  • a bit about what your life was like before alcohol , and what it's like now that you have cut back or quit

  • what helped you

  • a photo of your choice (doesn't need to be ''you'' - it just needs to show a rural vibe) - and iphone pix are ok.

  • please remember to be 'user friendly'

  • minor edits might be done as necessary but nothing is blogged without author approval

  • submissions are not paid - but will be credited by the charity under the publishing name of choice

  • the strongest stories will be considered for later publication in our CEO & founder Shanna's book 

Remember - each time we share our truth, we are helping others. You might think your story is ''nothing'' but it could be EVERYTHING to another rural person who has spent their entire life not identifying with another person.

Full disclosure: anything we collaborate with others on is carefully reviewed. We protect members above all else, and won't permit those in early recovery to go public in the media for their own safety, unless anonymous and/or indemnified. We expect that those who are leaning on our platform and experience to move ahead (and are benefiting from the charity) to be fully collaborative in nature. Everything of this nature is a ''we'' project that falls under the SITC family banner.

Please send your submissions and photo to admin@soberinthecountry.org and one of our magical unicorn minions will get in touch. And yes, we love a sense of humour. (As our CEO Shan frequently says - sober does not equal boring. Ever).

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'' There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river and head upstream to find out why they keep falling in ..... ''

 Desmond Tutu