Recovery Stories

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Adrienne

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

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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.

Tesha Keefer

After many years of battling with addiction, I had an accident with my daughter and my cousin in the car…

LaNisha Jiles

My name is LaNisha, a person in long-term recovery. I have encountered trauma and many experiences that impacted my mental…

Desorei Faith

“My name is Desorei and I am a person with a substance use disorder”. During my time as a person…

Michael Waggoner

“I was an only child, the nerdy kid growing up, and didn’t really feel as if I fit in with…

Stephanie Wachman

The light within The light inside me When I think about my life I feel like I have been living…

Amanda Cook

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

James Gibbons

When alcohol has a hold of you and the disease is progressing faster than you can pour your next drink,…

Leigh Jones

My name is Ashleigh Jones, and I am a person in long-term recovery. For me, that means I have not…

Anne Emerson

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

Kara Kozak

My story…. Where do I begin? Major depressive disorder became my dark cloud reality around sixth grade. Before that time,…