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Ryan Hampton
Pain Management Led Me To Heroin
To start off my name is Rebecca but most people call me Becca. I am 27 years old and am a mother of 2 beautiful little boys. My story starts out 3 years ago. I was diagnosed with a brain deformity called chiari malformation of the brain type one. It caused a lot of headaches...
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At 8 Years Sober I'm Still Helping Others
My name is Keenan Morgan and I’m from Chicago Il. I’m the youngest of 6 and the only one who suffered from drug addiction. I came from an abusive family but found basketball as a outlet and a way of blocking things out. After(4) years of high school basketball, I received a scholarship to a...
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My Name Is Laura and Today I Celebrate 10 Years Sober
On July 14th of 2017, I can officially say that 10 years ago was the first day of the rest of my life.  I’ve had three lives: 1) pre-drinking, 2) drinking, and 3) post-drinking. Pre-drinking (newborn to 17/18 yrs old): Insecure, sweet girl who had trouble fitting in, was bullied, but always kept her kind...
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From the Country Club to the 'No Matter What Club,' 10 Years of Recovery Showed Me What Matters
I had my first drink in 1981. I was 13 years old. I grew up in an upper middle class family with my parents and four siblings in a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood. However, I also grew up in a house surrounded by alcohol. My parents were always entertaining. They loved to party...
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I Sacrificed Everything in Active Addiction. Today, I'm Restored and Helping Others Get Sober.
My name is Laura and I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. My sobriety date is 11/5/2015. I grew up in and out of foster homes. I come from a family of addicts. I got pregnant at the age of 16 and married. After my child was born, I discovered the taste and feeling of...
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My Son's Doctor Killed Him With a Prescription. Now, She's Serving 30 Years for Murder
At sixteen, Jarrod broke his collarbone and the nurse gave him Vicodin. He liked it… After the loss of my 19 year old son to an accidental prescription drug overdose, I found out where his friends were getting the opiates Jarrod was hooked on. The first words out of my mouth were, “where is the...
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I Thought I Was Tough, but Recovery Showed Me the Power of Vulnerability - #VoicesProject
I’m writing this story to show others there is hope out there and to not be ashamed of yourself. I am an alcoholic and I have been sober for a little over 3 years now. My story is not meant to say that is easy to be sober or to gloat. It is meant to...
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Ryan Hampton
Independence Day is my favorite day of the year. Some people love Christmas or Valentine’s Day. For me, it’s the Fourth of July. I love America, and the Fourth of July is like the biggest, best birthday party ever, for the nation I’m lucky to call home. I love the fireworks, the flags, the parades....
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When I Got Sober, I Became the Present, Responsible Mom My Son Deserves - #VoicesProject
“You. I missed you, mom. Everything about you.” *********************** When I got back to Ohio, 9 months after my drug and alcohol  treatment, I was asked [or kind of told], “do you regret anything from your past? I know you have to regret something?” My answer was simple, firm and true: “No. I regret nothing.”...
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I Was a Lost Girl, Stuck in a Cycle of Pain and Hurt. Today, I Know My Self Worth. - #VoicesProject
My name is Melissa and I am an alcoholic and a drug addict in recovery and that’s the best thing about me. I’m writing to share my “experience strength and hope”. I like to start with hope because I like hope. My sobriety date is April 12th, 2006 and I do a lot of things...
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