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.

“Hello, my name is Angela Gilgallon and I have been in recovery since October 2007; which means I have not had a drink or used drugs in over 8 years.”

Read Angela Gilgallon's Story

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

Read Richard Keller's Story

“My name is Casey Mullen and I am in long term recovery which means for me that I have not used a drug or alcohol in over 20 years.”

Read Casey Mullen's Story

“My name is John and I am a member with long term recovery, what that looks like for me is I have not touched a drink or a drug since May 25th, 2001.”

Read John Newell III's Story

“My name is Waylon Leigh Holderman and I am a person IN long-term recovery! I have experienced extraordinary trauma and have suffered from mental health issues and substance abuse most of my life.”

Read Waylon Holderman's Story