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Old 09-10-2015, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"Recovery Hero of the Week" Series: Submit Your Story


Recovery is a huge triumph and whether you have walked in it yourself or have walked beside someone who has, you deserve to be celebrated. This is why we are launching a new series titled “Recovery Hero of the Week” where we have the privilege of sharing your recovery story with the world.

Our hope is that every week, a new story will be published in the SoberRecovery content section spotlighting who you are and the unique path that’s gotten you where you are today.

If you’d like to be a part of this series, here are the requirements for submission:
  • At least one year of sobriety under your belt.
  • Between 500 to 1000 words.
  • If you’re in recovery, story should detail your life before addiction, during addiction and where you find yourself now.
  • If you’re a friend or family member of someone in addiction/recovery, story should detail the beginning of your experience with addiction/recovery, how you were/are a part of your loved one’s addiction/recovery journey and how you are doing today.
  • Please don’t shy away from being authentic and adding unique perspectives and personality that makes you who you are! We want to get a good idea of who you are and the lessons that you’ve learned in the process.
  • For those who are comfortable, we’d also like to include a “Profile Badge” along with the story so readers have a better idea of who you are. This includes a headshot photo of yourself (landscape orientation with image centered) and a brief bio (age, occupation/role, sobriety date if applicable and current residency). We will only reach out for these details once your story is selected for an upcoming week. If you’re not comfortable with using your real name or photo, we can also go with an alias or use an anonymous image instead.
Please submit your recovery story by posting in this thread or emailing [email protected]. You will be contacted once your story is selected. I look forward to sharing your story on the site as well as social media to create a storybook of experiences that can inspire and encourage many others!

Note: All stories will be edited for grammar and structure by our content team before publishing. Other than that, we will stick with the original voice as much as we can because, ultimately, that is what sets your story apart from anyone else’s—and it’s important for us to retain that. A link will be sent out for review before publishing so the author can provide final revisions at that time.
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Thank you, Secretdrinker! If you'd like to be a part of it, please let me know!
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Hi everyone, just wanted to let everyone know that we've launched the Recovery Hero of the Week series this morning and our very first story is live. Please give support to Shirl Martin, who is brave enough to share her story.

And for those who want to tune in every week, our full list of stories will always be found here.

Thank you for reading!
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Only 51 weeks to go and I will share my story!
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2017 Recovery Month: Share Your Story?

September is National Recovery Month and we want to celebrate by posting new Recovery Hero of the Week stories! We know you guys have them--want to share with a larger audience so people can see that recovery IS possible?

We'll be posting your story on FB as well as making motivational cards that people can share with your photo and quote. If you don't mind being public with your story, reply to this thread or ping us at [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you!
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