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Tell Us About Andrew - by Margie Borth, #VoicesProject
Andrew Was More Than Just An Addict How do we remember someone as special as Andrew? 99 percent of the time, the first thing people mention, is his incredible intellect. From the very beginning, Andrew was extremely bright. He was accepted into the Gifted Program in first grade. He always excelled in school and graduated...
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Dreams Incorporated (Or How Poets Discuss Recovery) - by Joseph LMS Green, #Voices Project
My Story isn’t going to come out in one continuous line. It will not clean itself up or try to contort itself in to a shape that easily resembles success or moral.  I have not reached success. I’ve reached right now. My reach still extends.  I achieve balance by anchoring myself to the past while...
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I Am Open About My Life In Recovery. I Will Not Be Silenced, Shamed, Or Invisible. - by Fay Zenoff, #VoicesProject
I am open about my life in recovery. I will not be silenced, shamed, or invisible: I have a disease. And I battled my addiction alone for years. I didn’t have role models, doctors, friends, or colleagues who showed me how they had struggled with addiction and succeeded to find paths back to wellness. I...
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Addiction Was Hell But Recovery Made Me A Son, Brother & Friend Again - by Garrett Hade, #VoicesProject
If you had looked at my life from the outside growing up, it’s kind of hard to imagine that one day I would find myself completely alone and hopeless wishing that I would be dead. I actually welcomed that idea at one time in my life. I was raised in a loving family. They instilled...
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My name is Mackenzie Phillips. I am Shane’s mom, I am a drug and alcohol counselor, I am a writer, singer, actress, but above all this: I am a woman in recovery from substance use disorder. Had I been asked to define myself a while back, this would not have been the way I would...
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I Survived the Columbine Shooting but Addiction Almost Killed Me
I wasn’t always an addict. My parents weren’t addicts. Their parents weren’t addicts. My aunts, uncles and siblings weren’t addicts and neither were my friends. My path to addiction wasn’t all that uncommon, but the catalyst was. April 20, 1999. I was seventeen years old and a junior at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado....
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How I Got Sober & Found A Life Worth Living
The absolute last thing I wanted to be was sober. I knew it meant the end of fun, and since I thought happiness meant flinging yourself from one fun experience to the next, I considered that the end of life. Yet the crazy part of my staunch belief that sobriety was the absolute worst thing...
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Locked In Prison I Found Hope
My name is Tim Ryan. I am a grateful recovering alcoholic and drug addict. My journey is just like many others: I let my world be taken over by drinking and drug use. I first tried heroin in 2001 and that took me down another 12-year road to hell. Many consequences occurred in those 12...
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Ryan Hampton
At the end, there were only two things I cared about: the bag of heroin on my glass topped coffee table, and the cell phone next to it. They were my two life lines. After a decade of abusing opiates, I couldn’t stop using heroin. I was psychologically, physically, and emotionally dependent on it. My...
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