Sobriety Is Like Air To Me. And I Need Air To Survive.

Sobriety Is Like Air To Me. And I Need Air To Survive.

I started drinking at the age of 37. Before that my addiction was food. I had a gastric bypass in 2001 and in 2005 started my downward spiral of alcohol and other drugs. In 6 short years, I divorced my husband of 18 years, my kids moved out of state to live with my sister, […]

Something Changed. And Then Recovery Happened To Me.

Something Changed. And Then Recovery Happened To Me.

If you asked anyone five to ten years ago where I would be in ten years, you would likely get answers like “in jail”, “strung out”, or “dead.” Back then, I was stuck in addiction. Every move I made was somehow connected to getting my next fix. Heroin is a powerful drug. And while it […]

I'm 12. Addiction Affects Me, Too.

I’m 12. Addiction Affects Me, Too.

My mom, Jessica Geschke, asked me if I wanted to share from a kid’s perspective what it is like to have an uncle addicted to drugs.  I know that this is important because people are struggling and we need to help them. I found out that my Uncle was addicted a few years ago when […]

From Jail And An Overdose To A Life Beyond My Dreams In Recovery

From Jail And An Overdose To A Life Beyond My Wildest Dreams In Recovery

My name is Rebecca Zwicker and I am a woman in long term recovery. At the age of 24 I had a successful job, a home owner, a mother of 2 beautiful children and was going through a divorce. Shortly after I was in a car accident and found myself being prescribed my first opiate […]

The Twelve Steps Saved My Life

The Twelve Steps Saved My Life

7 years ago I was hopelessly addicted to heroin & benzos and living in a homeless shelter. My life was in shambles. I was unemployed & unemployable, my son had been removed from our custody, my family wouldn’t speak with me & I my license was suspended. I became a “frequent flyer” at the county […]