Recovery Stories



Watch Adrienne discuss how addiction has impacted her life, and her journey towards recovery.


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.

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…

Martin G

Started drinking at 16 in 1971. Got sober in 1983 through AA. Stopped going to meetings in 1991. Relapsed in…

Meghank K

Clean date July 16 2015, It’s wasn’t about finding a bottom it was about making a choice to put the…