Addiction Doesn't Define Me. Recovery Has Become My New Story.

Addiction Doesn’t Define Me. Recovery Has Become My New Story.

I started experiencing trauma at a very young age, and it went on into my teenage years. I was physically, emotionally, verbally and sexually abused. I grew up hating drugs because my bio mom was an addict and left when I was 2 years old. I don’t recall ever hearing the word “addiction” back then […]

From An Overdose To A Degree In Social Work At Wright State, Recovery Gave Me Meaning And Purpose

From An Overdose To A Degree In Social Work At Wright State, Recovery Gave Me Meaning And Purpose

I know what it feels like to wake up in the ICU with tubes down my throat and asking the doctors, “What happened?” “You overdosed, and almost died. You’re lucky to be alive.” The doctor said. I know what it feels like to plead guilty to a felony crime in front of a judge that […]

I Love My Program Of Recovery And The Life It Has Built For Me

I Love My Program Of Recovery And The Life It Has Built For Me

My name is Lauren and I’m an alcoholic whose been sober since June 18, 2010. Growing up, I always felt nervous and uncomfortable and not because I wasn’t loved, I know I was. I just always felt the need to escape. I took my first drink the night I graduated from high school and right […]

Medication Assisted Treatment And Positive Peer Support Saved My Life

Medication Assisted Treatment And Positive Peer Support Saved My Life

My names is Derek Langdon I am 41 years old. I took my first drink at the age of 8….at 13 I tried marijuana for the first time. I used crack for the first time at age 15 and as you can see, my disease at the time is in a progression and it continued […]

I'm 17 Months In Recovery Today And That's A Miracle

I’m 17 Months In Recovery Today And That’s A Miracle

Hello everyone! I am Victoria and my friends call me Tori. I am a grateful recovering addict. Right now, I am 17 month clean and it is a miracle! I drank heavily for 26 years and wanted to die with a drink in my hand. I would call myself a closet drinker because I did […]