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

Jamie E.

There is a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple…

Jan B

My name is Jan. I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction, which means I have not used drugs or alcohol for the past…

Jennifer C.

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

Jennifer N.

No one raises their hand in elementary and says I want to be an alcoholic/addict when I grow up. We want to be doctors, lawyers…

Jennifer Y.

Most of my life I had been uncomfortable. I didn’t know this when I was 7, I just thought everyone felt that way. I didn’t…

John Newell III

My name is John and I am a member with long term recovery, what that looks like for me is I have not touched a…

Kara Anne

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

Kari

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

Katharine Stuart

My name is Katharine Stuart, I am 26 years old and a person in long term recovery. I grew up in the suburbs of Indiana.…

Kathleen W

My name is Kathleen and I am the face of long term recovery. I’m filled with gratitude as I go through my days and live…

Kelly Keys

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

Kimberly

How I Faced Addiction and Overcame It Are you a person with a substance use disorder or a family member of someone struggling with substance…