Getting Sober Over 60

with Janet Gourand 


 Don't be a sheep, be a rebel. 

Janet Gourand


Whether you’ve been drinking for decades or picked up the bottle in midlife, it’s never too late to enjoy the benefits of sobriety. As we age, those benefits far outweigh the quick fix that comes with drinking. 

My guest, Janet Gourand knows a thing or two about reaping the sobriety benefits later in life. Janet chose to quit drinking at 63, having no idea at how many opportunities she was giving herself after years of heavy drinking. 

When Janet stopped drinking she could find very little support available in South Africa and did not want to go into rehab and decided AA was not for her. 

In this episode, you will hear how Janet got sober and the resources that worked for her. 

Janet became so passionate about helping people moderate or quit drinking alcohol, that she founded Tribe Sober, an online community that holds workshops and meetings for people all over the world.


You'll learn:

  • The three pivotal moments in Janet's drinking that she reflects back on now as "rock bottoms" 
  • How Janet finally determined it was time to quit drinking 
  • Janet's drinking compared to her husbands drinking
  • The benefits of sobriety later in life 
  • The risks of alcohol use 
  • The importance of community in sobriety
  • The power of being an introvert


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I'm Lori Massicot, the host of To 50 and Beyond. 

I started the podcast in 2018 with a mission to talk about aging and sobriety and share stories of hope and inspiration in midlife and beyond. 

My continued mission is to bring women over 40 together over topics that don't usually get discussed aloud to break through the shame and stigma that holds us back from being, doing, and experiencing BETTER.

It's never too late to travel another path and have fun along the way. 

I know you're ready to ROCK your very best self To 50 and Beyond! 

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