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

Cassandra Buzzell

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

Charisse Parker

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

Charles R.

Being a person in long term recovery and working within the recovery community doesn’t mean no struggles with our own thoughts and our disease. Staying…

Charmin

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

Charmin Gabbard

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

Cherish N

After many years of living a life of turmoil and chaos I decided to turn my will and my life over to the care of…

Chris F

Hello my name is Christopher Lee Falck and I am a person in long term recovery and what that means to me is; I have…

Crystal H

As a shy kid, from a small town, I lacked a great deal of confidence. But, if I were to be completely honest (after all-…

Curtis O

July 25, 1990 I walked into a treatment facility a beaten and broken shell of a man. I was sure I needed help. You see,…

Da’Mone W

A story like many others…”sick and tired of being sick and tired”. When I got sober I really didn’t believe it would work this time…

Dan D

My name is Dan Davidson I am a person in long term recovery. What that means to me is being a Voice in the recovery…

Darren R

My name is Darren and I am a person in long term recovery. I have been in recovery for 24 years. 24 years!! I couldn’t…

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