Chris Reed has been living in long-term recovery since age 19.

I Found Recovery At 19-Years Old. And Live Far Beyond What I Ever Thought Was Possible.

My name is Chris Reed and I am a person in long-term recovery who lives a life far beyond what I ever thought was possible. I got sober on September 20, 2009 when I was 19 years old. I lived a normal childhood: good friends, excelled at sports, did well at school, great loving family, […]

Anthony Alvarado explains why people in recovery are on a mission to change the world.

People In Recovery Can Change The World

Why am I here? That’s a good question. I will never forget when a student asked me something quite similar a couple years ago. He posed the unexpected question “what is the meaning of life?” As silence rang out over the auditorium, I remember trying to assemble my thoughts and piece an answer together. Has […]

Carmela Cozart shares her journey: we do recover.

I’m A 34-Year-Old Mother Of Three. And It’s True – We Do Recover.

I’m a 34-year-old mother of 3. I’m also a woman living in recovery from addiction. I’d like to share my story with you. I was born in California to a single mom. When I was a baby, my mom and I moved to Maryland – which is home. That’s where my entire family is. I […]

Taylor LaChance shares her experience getting sober

April 4, 2015: The Hardest, Most Beautiful Day Of My Entire Life

April 4, 2015. The absolute hardest, but most beautiful day of my entire life. The day I got clean and sober. How the hell did that happen? Well, it all happened so fast. I always thought I wasn’t an alcoholic because I wasn’t your everyday drinker. I would drink here and there, but my motto […]

Sue Kruczek talks about life after the death of her son Nick.

Life After Losing My Son Nick

When you lose a child everything changes. You become very forgetful and walk around in a constant fog. There is no name for a parent who lost a child. Not widowed. Not orphaned. The magnitude of the pain is too large. As parents are not supposed to outlive their children. Every aspect of our life […]