As Erik embraced addiction wellness, he found freedom
The number 11 has always had a special place in Erik’s family. When he decided to start treatment for alcohol and marijuana on his 11th wedding anniversary, it marked a significant turning point.
Stopping a 25-year drinking cycle: Jeremy’s story
Jeremy had already told his wife he wanted to quit drinking when he survived a day that could’ve cost him everything.
Video: Support after a relapse
We're so proud of Lacey for sharing her story and for how far she's come in her wellness. Watch our latest video to hear how she overcame a difficult time in her life and what it meant to have a supportive team behind her.
Connection, reflection and a tattoo: Timberli’s alcohol recovery
Timberli Stone felt like she was drinking her life away. She drank every night after work and went out every weekend. Her liver function was at 30 percent. The hangovers, the fighting with her husband, the sorrow – everything finally came to a head.
‘The shame is what kept me drunk’
Todd Lindsay went from never considering he had a problem with alcohol to knowing without question he needed help. He wanted to get better, but he wanted to do it without having to tell anyone.
From numbness to purpose: Shannon’s recovery story
From the very start of her life, Shannon (she/her) was surrounded by addiction and its consequences. She was born in prison, where her mom had been extradited.
My journey through personal and collective LGBTQPIA2S+ grief
Grief is one of the most human experiences I can think of. It took me a few years to come to terms with the grief I have for my father. What I didn’t realize until recently is that I have been grieving for myself and the rest of the LGBTQPIA2S+ community for essentially my whole life.
'I started focusing on the love I could give myself'
Carlos Guirola (he/him) grew up in a household with abuse, which he escaped by going out with friends and drinking. It started as something fun to do, but quickly became his only coping skill and a way to forget his trauma.
When wellness is more than sobriety: Jerad’s story
In the last six months, Jerad has felt a turning point in his journey. He’s not white knuckling anymore. His mindset is more positive. He’s being honest with himself and others.
How one mom went from terror to peace during her son’s addiction
Terror was a constant while Angela's son was struggling with addiction. “I would tell him if he kept using, he’d end up dead or in prison,” she said. “And as a parent, neither of those outcomes were acceptable. They were terrifying and horrible.”
Kelsey's light of addiction recovery
My name is Kelsey. I’m from Sioux Falls, SD and I’m a mother, a daughter, a sister and friend who happens to be in recovery.