Recovery Stories

Recovery is everywhere. Whether you're a person in recovery or a family member, share your story to demonstrate that recovery works for over 23 million Americans and offer hope to people who are still struggling, their families and communities. Speak out about the solution – recovery. Share your story here. Then ask your friends to do the same. Our Stories Have Power.

“I loooove sobriety. I am recovered since 1983. I am living the life i could only wish for. I have hope. I have love. My life is filled with great events, and opportunities.”

Read Theresa Desmond's Story

“Are you willing to go to any lengths to stay sober? It took me 4 years including 3 outpatient treatments, 2 trips to detox, being in jail 3 times and 3 in-patient treatment before I understood.”

Read Heidi Wolbert's Story

“My story has been going on since I was 15 years old and I am 41 now. This is the first time I have tried recovery but it has been rewarding. The hardest thing I have ever done.”

Read Jason Riddell's Story

“Hi, I'm Eva, in long term recovery. Both sides of my family are shot through with alcoholism and mental illness. As far as we know, I am the first to change the family tree.”

Read Eva Atkinson's Story

“Hi im Travis im 30 y.o. I started using drugs when I was 11 y.o. Started with weed. Then by age 15, I was doing it all smoking drinking snorting coke doing acid an popping pills.”

Read Travis Chapin's Story