Sharing your story is an important part of the recovery journey. Recovery stories connect us, inspire us and most importantly, are affirmations to others that there is always hope for recovery.

Why I’m Not Sorry About My SobrietySince the beginning of my sobriety, I have had to answer numerous questions about it, including, Why? Did you have a problem? What made you quit? So like, you’re NEVER going to drink again?
Taking Responsibility for My RecoveryAs an accomplished motivational speaker, radio personality and substance abuse advocate, Johnny Emerson Joy has spent his time in recovery lifting others up and sharing his own struggles with addiction.
How Recovery Made Life Worth LivingWhen I first got sober, I was riding on this high of “This is awesome! I am changing my life for the better! I am finally doing it!” But it wasn’t long before that feeling wore off...
How Sober Living Saved My LifeFor two years before I got sober, I was homeless. Admittedly, I lived out of a car for the first six months of those years. But it didn’t take long before I lost the car, too.
Always Recovering, Never RecoveredI have been recovering for a little over two years now, and I never plan to stop. In fact, I will never be done recovering...
How Moving Continents Strengthened My RecoveryThe prospect of moving continent terrified me—even though I was the one who decided to do it.
Your Story Matters: Meet Lisa Schmidt, Sober HipsterLisa Schmidt lives for stories: simple photo quotes that spread like wildfire. Tales of redemption in podcasts.
How I Define My Boundaries and Develop Self-EsteemWhen I got sober, I had no idea what a boundary was—other than a state line, or the dividing line of a country.
How I Quit Smoking Through Harm ReductionAt around 18 months sober, I noticed the same addictive pattern of thinking and behavior that I had experienced with drugs, alcohol, and food—except this time the substance was nicotine (cigarettes).
From Addiction to Recovery: Sarah’s StoryI am 14 years old and I am in the back seat of my mom’s Toyota Tercel and I am literally heartbroken. I know my life is forever changing.
From Addiction to Recovery: Laura S’s StoryGrowing up, I always felt like something was off. Despite having an amazing family - two wonderful parents and an older brother -- I struggled to fit in.
From Addiction to Recovery: Carly’s StoryI moved from Dallas to Naples, Florida when I was fourteen years old. It was the biggest change of my life at the time and when I landed there I was nervous about not knowing anyone.
From Addiction to Recovery: Young Sung Hero’s StoryMy twenty-five years of active addiction was at first slow and progressive.
From Addiction to Recovery: Lara’s StoryI found myself in sobriety. I lost her along the way. The world was full of noise. It was telling me to be this and to be that.