Recovery Stories

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Adrienne

Watch Adrienne discuss how addiction has impacted her life, and her journey towards recovery.

Ruben

Recovery Stories

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.

Katharine Stuart

My name is Katharine Stuart, I am 26 years old and a person in long term recovery. I grew up…

Shereen

My name is Shereen, and I am a person in long-term recovery. Growing up as a little girl in the…

Hillary

I attended rehab for the 1st time in 2016 shortly after returning home I relapsed and it escalated quickly. I…

Sarah

I had my first episode when I was 18 years old. I have had six major episodes which are triggered…

Carla

I’m a 22 yr (November 17, 1995) recovering alcoholic. My husband of 34 yrs has stood beside me each and…

Wayne

I started using at 12 to escape myself and treat my mental illness. By the time I was 15 I…

Kimberly

How I Faced Addiction and Overcame It Are you an addict or a family member of someone struggling with substance…

Nicole

How Drug Rehab Changed My Life I would never agree to drug rehab, I never wanted to get help. This…

Diane

Hello my name is Diane Courtney and I am a person in long term recovery and what that means for…

Michael

Before getting clean, I weighed 108 pounds, I’ve spent a few times of my life as a homeless person living…