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.

Cassandra Buzzell

I’m the person with a substance use disorder that decided to fight for my life, not give in any more…

Michael W. Magnanti

I begged for mercy. I was a volunteer firefighter, drunk, leading men into a fire. I could barely walk. That’s…

Shannon Tucker-Diaz

I became a person with a substance abuse disorder when I was 14-16. It didn’t get bad until I was…

Slade Skaggs

My name is Slade and I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I am 42 years of age and…

Trina Nelson

After 10 years of IV meth use, I made the choice to seek treatment. I was terrified and felt death…

Kelly Keys

Realizing I was a person with a substance abuse problem and was powerless over my addiction was the hardest thing…

Charmin Gabbard

My very first childhood memory is still very vivid, my father had my mother against the wall beating her, yelling…

Alicia Brosious

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

Bob Snodgrass

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

Charisse Parker

Ambivalent Hyperbole: My Story Lived by Charisse D. Parker On this first day of September 2020, as National Recovery Month…