Across the country, people in recovery are celebrating their successes and sharing them with others. However, these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population. Sharing and celebrating recovery stories connects community members with one another and empowers those who are still struggling to know they are not alone.It also helps us to eliminate the stigma people in recovery often face and educate the public that recovery is possible.
Review the personal stories of people recovering from substance use disorders below and share your story here. Then ask your friends to do the same. #OurStoriesHavePower. #RecoveryVoicesCount.
Hello! My name is Hillary Ayshford, I am a woman living in long-term recovery. What that means to me is haven't found it necessary to use drugs or alcohol since February 11th, 2011.
“I'm hesitant to do this, but I want to share my story because I feel like it can help others. I started drinking and smoking pot when I was 15, a sophomore in high school.”