Though I may not be recovering from an addiction, I am recovering from depression. 3 failed attempts at suicide have made me re-evaluate my life and my purpose in this world. I still struggle from time to time with my worth in this world, but I know this is something I can overcome with time and support. One thing I learned after attempt #3 - hope is always there.
I was a 5'7 18 year old girl who was 113lbs and lived on the scale. That number determines if I was going to have a good or bad day. I would starve myself for days because I didn't feel worthy enough to eat. Not until I lose more weight. I was too weak to do things and always sick. I am now a 145lbs 23 year old women who is a Self love coach and help humans be reminded everyday that they are enough no matter what that number is on the scale.
Kayla- Beautifully Myself
I told them not to call my dad because it was his birthday. They did anyway. I was then but on an adivanbenzodiazepine taper. For 13 days. I was in and out of consciousness and lost all my motor skills. I did physical therapy to get them all back as I was getting healthier . I cried when I could write my name in full sentences. I couldn't do that for years because of my constant shaking.
- Kaitlyn, Recovering One Letter At A Time. A,B,C.
I began turning to substances at 14 years old, and drugs quickly became a daily part of my life for the next 14 years. In 2014 I found myself in some serious trouble and was entered into the drug court program. I was exhausted. But not yet sure if living a life without substance was what I wanted.
- Hannah, Recovering for Happiness
This is an important issue for me. Soberity saved my husband's life, his father's life, and his mother's life. Seeing him thrive is incredible. This story, isn't just my story, it is a love story and our fight against this disease.
- Leigh - A Family Supporter
I was raised in a loving family although my parents went through a divorce when I was only 10. Everything changed except the loving support. I started experimenting with drugs and alcohol when I was 15.
- Megan - Sober Since 11/9/2016
"My friend Glenn was one of the kindest people I have ever met... always helping others! After struggling to get through medical school and becoming a primary care physician, he was critically injured in a car crash..."
– Tim • In Memory of Glenn
"At my lowest point, I felt like I lost control of my life and was in cruise control. I took social/casual drinking with friends and turned it into a binge every time I took a sip of alcohol. Since becoming sober, I am healthier..."
– Ryan • 4 Years Sober