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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.

“My first year of my recovery was like walking out of a black and white movie and into a Technicolor sphere of possibilities.”
“If what was once a comfort to you is now destroying you, know that you are not alone.”
“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.”


Last Updated: 02/27/2015