Home > > Recovery > Personal Stories
More

Personal Stories

Read the real and inspiring stories of recovering addicts as they tackle hard topics from their own journey and experiences in addiction.

What to do to help a person in distress thinking of suicide

How to Really Help Someone Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

With self-preservation hard-wired in almost everything humans do, it's difficult for many to fathom how some can arrive at the ... Continue Reading

A Death Other Than Dying: From a Mother’s Point of View

By Colleen Marlett

For someone who loves an addict, there are other deaths we grieve a thousand times over besides a physical one. Continue Reading

Man beyond addiction

Why I’m More than My Addiction Story

By Joanne Chu

As addicts, our perception and persecution of ourselves is far worse than anyone else could lay on us. Continue Reading

Happy to Be Alive: How I Survived Trauma and Addiction

By Emma Burns

If my experiences make a difference to even one person, all of the pain and triumphs of my recovery journey will be rewarding f... Continue Reading

Nick Howard

Recovery Hero of the Week: Nick Howard

By Nicholas Howard

"This is my story from the depths of addiction to the road to recovery. If I put my recovery first, everything else comes first... Continue Reading

Cris Carter

Recovery Hero of the Week: Cris Carter

By Donn Gruta

"I lost my job. The Philadelphia Eagles released me, and then subsequently the Minnesota Vikings claimed me and they demanded t... Continue Reading