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

Recovery Stories

Ali M

I was born to two addict/alcoholics. I started using at the age of 12. Heavily addicted to meth I managed to graduate college and start…

Alicia Brosious

I went into recovery when I found myself fighting for my life in February 2020! I contracted a very bad blood infection that was also…

Alicia W

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…

Amanda Cook

Recovery means my life has meaning and I get a daily reprieve from the misery of addiction. I was given every opportunity to succeed in…

Amanda T

I started my addiction young and started my recovery young. By the time I was 17 I had experienced prostitution, rape, alcohol poisoning, and unimaginable…

Angela G

Hello, my name is Angela Gilgallon and I have been in recovery since October 2007; which means I have not had a drink or used…

Anne Emerson

“Relapse doesn’t have to be part of my recovery journey any more”, I kept telling myself after I had a relapse after almost 5 years…

Bertrand B

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…

Bob Snodgrass

After spending my life from 14yrs old, to 33 in & out of lock-ups, mental institutions, rehabs, and 15 times in jail, finally, I asked…

Carla

I’m a person in long-term recovery from alcohol use disorder for 22 years (since November 17, 1995) . My husband of 34 yrs has stood…

Carrie K.

My name is Carrie and I am a woman in long-term recovery. In less than 2 weeks, I will celebrate 8 years of recovery and…

Casey M

My name is Casey Mullen and I am in long term recovery which means for me that I have not used a drug or alcohol…

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