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Ryan Hampton
Shelly Young Addiction
We are a family in recovery, almost 2 years. My son is almost 24 and entered treatment that day in 2015 after an intervention I held to save his life. That’s the day I committed myself to sobriety too, to change our family trajectory, our family story, to break the cycle and to devote my...
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I'm Almost 5 Years Sober from Pill Addiction and Grateful to Have My Family Back
My name is Tom Boldt and I am a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. My sobriety date is November 6th 2012. That date changed my life forever. I was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Aug 21st 1991 to two amazing parents. Growing up I was given pretty much everything I needed and more. I...
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Recovery Awakened My Creativity and Connected Me to Other Sober Artists
My name is Heather and my recovery date is August 30th 2015. I am an artist and a person in recovery from all mind altering substances. While in active addiction, I lost my light along with everything and everyone I loved. I put my mind body and spirit through the dark until I found the...
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On My Birthday This Year, I’m Celebrating Us.
Today, I turn 37. It’s the third birthday I’ve celebrated in recovery, and I’m so grateful to be able to share it with the amazing community I’ve found. You guys are the best gift I could possibly ask for. When I reached out for help, you were there. When I shared my worries and concerns,...
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Two of Our Sons Are in Ohio Jails Because of Addiction. We Hit Bottom As a Family.
When we had our children – we never dreamed we would be here. Four sons: we knew that we would be busy with school, sports, family holidays, and birthdays to share each milestone. Some years up the road, our oldest son started his journey into substance use. It’s been a 13 year battle with treatment...
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At One Point I Looked Death in the Face. Today, I Live A New Life and Am Silent No More
I am often asked to share my experience, strength and hope to the newcomer. Of course, my story is filled with what most addicts and alcoholics face in their downward spiral;  jails, and institutions. I also faced death in 2006 as I was admitted into intensive care in a coma. My body could not expel...
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I'm One of 25 Million Americans in Long Term Recovery, and I'm Doing My Part to Help Others
Hi my name is David and I’m a person in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since January 31 of 2009 and because of that I am vital to my community. Today I have an amazing family and a great life. I have gone from dealing dope to dealing...
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Beautiful and Full of Potential: This is what Addiction Looks Like
Just after midnight on November 11, 2016, our only child, our beautiful 22 year old daughter, Cassidy, died.  Her boyfriend found her face down in the bathroom, with a needle in her arm.  We thought it was a heroin overdose, but the medical examiner later confirmed the cause of death was fentanyl. Cassidy had been...
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I Found My Recovery From Addiction Through Multiple Pathways
As I look back, I lament the days I wasted due to the alcohol and drugs. It was too many days. And it continued for way too many years! My lifestyle at the time consisted of weekly binges on the alcohol and drugs. I’d be out of it for days. Then I’d take a few...
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I Found Recovery From Addiction Through Faith
I am 39 years old and was raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.  My mom and dad divorced when I was seven years old and I stayed with my mom and my two sisters.  My mother raised us in the church and in the ways of the Lord.  At the age of eight, I was baptized in...
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