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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.

Robin G.

Four years after almost dying from a crack cocaine overdose, surviving a violent marriage that ended in rape, and dropping…

Jamie E.

There is a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face.…

Kari

I thought recovery would be easy, “you just get clean”. Well that was the easy part. Staying that way was…

David D.

I never, as a kid, dreamed that I would become addicted to drugs and alcohol. No, I dreamed of becoming…

Tim

During my senior year in high school, addiction broke me down and isolated me from my friends, family, hobbies and…

Rochae

Many days I didn’t want to live. I felt there was no hope and didn’t see an end in sight.…

Rod P.

I can’t tell my story any better than this news article did: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatchewan/rod-pedersen-opens-up-about-addiction-1.3768641

Tena R.

46, married, 2 children. 1st rehab age 16 last rehab at 46. This particular time I surrendered to many different…

Carrie K.

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

Jennifer C.

My name is Jenny and I am a woman in Long Term Recovery from Substance Use and Mental health disorder.…