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

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 TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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.…

Rob L.

Drugs and alcohol lead me to hate existing everyday. Waking up was torture. The effort involved in daily living was…

Stacey H.

My name is Stacey and I am a person in recovery and what a long, strange trip it has been!…

Lenore R.

I started using at age 15 in NY, at age 25 I moved to CA to care for my Nana.…

Jennifer Y.

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

Charles R.

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