Across the country, people in recovery are celebrating their successes and sharing them with others in an effort to educate the public about treatment, how it works, for whom, and why. Because these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Voices for Recovery provides a vehicle for people to share their recovery stories.
voices were posted for Recovery Month
- Submitted 5/14/2013
I have been hospitalized 10 times for my mental illnesses. I battle against depression, paranoia and psychosis. But each new day brings with it a promise of opportunity and a chance to make a difference in this world.
spiritual, education, mental illness, treatment, resilience
- Submitted 5/10/2013
I found hope in the midnight hour of my life and I’m speaking out so others might know they, too, are not alone. We can fight this and we are winning.
addiction, recovery, support, family, education, mental illness, treatment, resilience
- Submitted 4/18/2013
Life is looking good for Ryan these days. He is proof that there are many faces of dependency, and each one is capable of attaining sobriety and happiness.
recovery, support, drugs, addiction, family
- Submitted 4/16/2013
After 13 years of recovery, I found that I teach people every day what I needed to learn the most. I live today, Just for today! Loving myself and loving life.
recovery, employment, addiction, support, case, specialist, program
- Submitted 3/21/2013
After 6 years on and off I finally started feeling like a "normal person" with aspirations and making contributions to society. Yes I still had symptoms, I still do today, but I now have the knowledge and tools to deal with that life brings me.
recovery, support, spiritual, mental health, treatment
- Submitted 3/14/2013
From now on I only want and am willing to have sober, sound, sane people in my life, beginning with me living substance abuse free.
drugs, addiction, recovery, spiritual
- Submitted 2/22/2013
Not many of us get a second chance at life or love and I got both. I firmly believe that the Lord is rewarding me for my own dramatic reversal. I am more determined to succeed than ever.
drugs, addiction, recovery, spiritual, support, family, education
- Submitted 1/14/2013
So much has been happening in my world as of late. It is pretty exciting, I must say but the biggest part of the news is just how far I've come from 5 or 6 years ago when I was an enabling mess. To this day, I continue to ask God to help me work on my own character defects and will till the day I die, I'm sure.
recovery, support, spiritual, addiction, family