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.

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Recovery Stories

Natasha Holt

Natasha takes readers on an intensive journey by detailing her transformation from the former street life of drugs, incarceration, homosexuality, abuse, suicide, rape, and fatherless…

Nicole

How Drug Rehab Changed My Life I would never agree to drug rehab, I never wanted to get help. This is my personal recovery story,…

Nikki K

I am a person in long term recovery and what that means to me is that I have not found it necessary to use any…

Patti Yager

I am in recovery due to being on drugs from the age of 21 to 42 years old, I did not ever think that I…

Richard K

My recovery and return to a life of sobriety began the day I was arrested: April 28, 1989. I was initially charged with three felonies…

Rob L.

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

Robin G.

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

Rochae

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

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 TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

Sarah

I had my first episode when I was 18 years old. I have had six major episodes which are triggered by stress and lack of…

Shannon Tucker-Diaz

I became a person with a substance abuse disorder when I was 14-16. It didn’t get bad until I was 18. I started doing anything…

Shereen

My name is Shereen, and I am a person in long-term recovery. Growing up as a little girl in the Bronx, we had fun. I…

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