Month

February 2017
Erin Dolby is an HIV positive woman living in long-term recovery from addiction
My name is Erin and I’m a woman in long-term recovery from addiction. My recovery date is February 21, 2010. The day that I started this journey, I had no intention of getting sober. I entered treatment to get everyone off my back and just take a break. I had a string of bad luck...
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My name is Ryan Riggs and I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction. What that means to me, is that I have not found it necessary to use any mood or mind-altering substances since April 20, 2015. This journey has been the most amazing experience that I have ever had, and it only...
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Jordan Oringer opens up about how hope and recovery saved his life.
It was my second day back in a rehab home that I was in just 4 months earlier. I couldn’t take my eyes off the clock as my mind raced at 100 miles per hour. Each minute felt like an hour and I wondered how I got myself into this situation again. With pretty much...
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Charles Bellinger shares his inspiration behind his recovery journey and how he's found purpose.
In 2007, my world came to a screeching halt. I was 16 years deep into a decorated law enforcement career when alcohol dealt me a significant blow. Not only was I a SWAT team member at the time – but also a SWAT Instructor – as well as a basic recruit instructor. Over the course...
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Nancy Infante opens up about how recovery brought her family back together.
Becoming a mother was one of the greatest joys I had ever experienced. Kyle was a vibrant, exuberant child with a larger-than-life personality from the day he was born. Our family was truly blessed. He was always the center of attention and became friends instantly with anyone he met. He had this thirst for life,...
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Kylie Forseth, woman in sustained recovery.
The mind is a powerful thing and recovery is possible. I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve been told that I can do anything that I put my mind to. It’s crazy to think that the one thing that could help me obtain anything is also the same thing that has...
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Sheriff Karl Leonard, Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP)
Innovative. Inspiring. Compassionate. Skillful. These are all words I use to describe Chesterfield, Virginia’s county sheriff, Karl Leonard. This afternoon, Sheriff Leonard took to my Facebook live to discuss his inspiration behind the visionary Heroin Addiction Recovery Program he co-founded with the McShin Foundation last spring. Sheriff Leonard is experiencing America’s opioid epidemic first hand....
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