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Read Personal Stories

Review the personal stories of people recovering from mental and/or substance use disorders.

These personal stories share strategies individuals have used to overcome obstacles and achieve success with their recovery efforts.

“Recovery has given me a life I could have never imagined.”
“It was very stressful for both of us, and for several years we had a roller coaster of a ride within our marriage and our relationship.”
“Through recovery, I have regained my true potential that I thought drug addiction and alcoholism had taken from me.”
“I returned to recovery high school and nine months later and I'm graduating...on time!”
“It was the first time in a long time that I felt the hope connected to recovery.”
"Recovery is a life-long journey, and today I'm glad to know that I'm in it."
“I worked on my recovery honestly and thoroughly, something I had not done before.”
“It is only through long-term recovery that I am able to be an advocate for people in recovery and a messenger of experience, strength, and hope.”
“All those painful experiences were not in vain because I can use them to give hope to students who are struggling.”
“I had a revelation and started seeking help. Starting the recovery process gave me hope.”


Last Updated: 02/27/2015