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.
“My name is Jan. I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction, which means I have not used drugs or alcohol for the past 29 years.”
“My name is Bertrand Brown and I’m a person in long term recovery and what that means to me is that it’s been 2 years and 3 months since I found the need to use any mind altering substance.”