Stories of addiction and recovery from people just like you.
Cindi
Well, to the best of my knowledge, he was probably about twelve when he first started to experiment with alcohol and…
James
My story began when I was very young in the home. Both my mother and my father were active alcoholics….
Michael
First time I thought I was out of control was when I had moved up to live with my girlfriend at the time. Up where she lives, there’s a…
Brenda
When I was younger, high school years…15 through maybe 25…I experimented with a lot of drugs. I wouldn’t say I…
Jordan
There’s, like, kids at school that were taking pills, smoking weed and stuff. And I was just like, I don’t know, for some reason…
Karen
My 16-year-old daughter, who had everything going for her–literally–is at her third residential…
Melissa
I dated a guy for six years and we had two kids together…He got me hooked on meth. We lost our kids to my parents and we went downhill…
Elizabeth
I never fit in as a child. I was always the outcast and, you know, I never had friends. Around junior…
David
In 7th grade my dad, um, worked overnights, and I was walking through, uh, town. And I hit the square,…
Kim
My son was 16 when he first started using. He started smoking pot. Uh, I found out. He got arrested for stealing a…
Caleb
My first experience with it was my father was addicted to marijuana, and so I thought that I grew up…