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

Lawrence D

I was molested sexually at 13. From there I found alcohol and drugs, anything to hide the pain of my…

Ali M

I was born to two addict/alcoholics. I started using at the age of 12. Heavily addicted to meth I managed…

Trevor C

My name is Trevor and I am a person in long term recovery. To me this means that I haven’t…

Nikki K

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

Cherish N

After many years of living a life of turmoil and chaos I decided to turn my will and my life…

Angela G

Hello, my name is Angela Gilgallon and I have been in recovery since October 2007; which means I have not…

Richard K

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

Casey M

My name is Casey Mullen and I am in long term recovery which means for me that I have not…

John Newell III

My name is John and I am a member with long term recovery, what that looks like for me is…

Amanda T

I started my addiction young and started my recovery young. By the time I was 17 I had experienced prostitution,…

Honesty L

I am a person in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder and what that means to me is I…

Kathleen W

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