Read inspiring stories, submitted by people in recovery. Be inspired in your own life.

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I spent most of my life addicted to drugs and alcohol. I am 29 years old and I am six and a half years clean. I was addicted to drugs for 10 years; habitual non stop everyday substance abuser. There was nothing in the world that was more important to me or that even really [...]


"Well it's a great day and a great new life that continues at all times. After being incarcerated at EMDC here in London I was privileged to be granted participant status in the LONDON DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM. the day the universe changed! It's been a while now 3.5 yrs sober now. My exposure to Addiction [...]


I was an overachieving, well rounded and sagacious undergraduate student. I majored in psychology, minored in biology and was an active member of the Psi Chi honor society. I was drawn to the study of psychology, and fascinated by the complexities of mental illness. I became certified as a research assistant and spent many hours [...]


Video stories to help inspire you to make change in your own life.


PhotoVoice: Stories of Women Walking Through Recovery. Women who are stigmatized in society are given a “voice” to share their recovery experiences for the purpose of educating the general public. PhotoVoice allows individuals to focus on what gives them hope in recovery.

Watching Over Me

PhotoVoice: Stories of Women Walking Through Recovery. Photographer: Brittany


PhotoVoice: Stories of Women Walking Through Recovery. "In this picture, I like the representation of the one tree standing strong. Coming into recovery, I left my old life behind - I learned to stand strong [...]