Today I celebrate 100 days of sobriety. Escaping a cold dark world of heroin and cocaine. Always wanting to be numb and hide the pain. I ended up with a heart infection, kidneys failing, liver shutting down. I had to learn how to walk again. That still wasn’t enough ...MORE
January 2018 I decided to commit myself to myself on an entire new level by eliminating alcohol and drugs from my life. The first picture is me a few days in and the other is 5 months clean/sober. I spent so much of my time in the up and ...MORE
4 years ago I left my family and decided I was gonna end it all. I was crashing at a dope house slamming heroin for days I was lost, broken and hopeless and on April 20th of 2014 I overdosed but God wasn't done with me yet. I am ...MORE
I decided I didn't want to die! I made a choice to quit drinking my feelings to numb the hurt and disappointment I felt inside because I became the person I swore I wouldn't be.
My self destructive behavior should have killed me; if not by the bar ...MORE
Not usually one for bragging but I’m nearly 3 months sober and I cannot believe how different I feel and look!
The photo on the left was last September...I was permanently swollen and bloated (fat) from drinking. It affected every bit of my life: friends, relationships, family and work and ...MORE
This is two months of sobriety. Before was the day I went into treatment. Now I look forward to every day sober. I have a whole new outlook on life. I take one day at a time and I am grateful for every day sober. It works if you ...MORE
I grew up in a very crazy & a very alcoholic household. Raised into the oil and gas industry. Drinking was natural, in fact if you weren't drinking then something was wrong. I had my first drink when I was 7 years old and it stayed the center of ...MORE
I am 8 months clean from all drugs and alcohol.
Started drugs at a young age, and was full blown addicted to meth and opiates for 7 years. At 20 it even caused me to have open heart surgery and a pacemaker.. Still I went back to using. 8 months ...MORE
After a decade of being a complete booze bag, and living a life that revolved around alcohol, my drinking was only getting worse. I knew if I didn’t make a drastic change the bottle would eventually kill me.
237 days ago I dumped all the booze and ...MORE
Today I reach 4 years of sobriety.
4 years ago I was lost, I had ruined every relationship with family and friends. Life had no meaning. The thought of going to treatment was mind boggling but was the best decision I ever made.
Life is amazing today! ...MORE
I loved being drunk, I loved the feeling it gave me, I thought anything was possible. The last years before I quit in June 2017, I drank almost every day, sometimes just a few glasses of wine, and sometimes more. Usually I just couldn't quit when I had alcohol ...MORE
Guess who celebrated 1 yr sober on 04/09/2018?! :)
This is the girl who went to the hospital with a .581 BAC, who really had no idea who she was as a person, who really never wanted to die, but I just didn't want to live anymore..
I was drinking for 10 years and I came to the brink of death then I got help and I got an opportunity to go to center for drug abuse then my life changed completely and now I love my life
Clean date 10/13/2015
Contributor: Sachin ...MORE
Hi guys, you shared my story at 6 months and I wanted to share that I’m celebrating a year free from heroin this month! Today I get to be present, celebrate holidays and enjoy the company of my loved ones without reaching for a substance to get me through ...MORE
Apr 26th 2018, I walked back through the doors of my treatment center to celebrate 1 year clean and sober. Tears filled my eyes when I saw my intake photo, because I don't relate to that person anymore. I can never forget where active addiction took me but I ...MORE
I believe in miracles because I am one. This obsession/relapse cycle is nothing new to me, and it first reared its head in college. I believed that being the "fun party girl" was the only way to be accepted and loved, even when it got me into loads of ...MORE
I was stuck in the life of partying, drugs and alcohol were my only true love. I developed chronic pancreatitis at 23 after only drinking 2 years, I also started to lose my vision and developed involuntary twitching due to my past life choices. I wasn’t being a good ...MORE
For most, drinking isn't their problem or solution. They can socialize and control their intake without having to do drugs to bounce themselves right up. They can recollect their night knowing they didn't hurt or cause any damage. They are the life of the party.
For me, it was complete ...MORE
I'm a proud mama bear with over 2 1/2 years sobriety. Problem drinking is on the rise and this culture of wine o'clock memes is out of control. There's so much pressure in motherhood you'd think we'd promote healthier solutions than drinking life's stressors away.
I'm on a mission ...MORE