Category Archives: Success Stories

“So, here I am, days shy of my one year soberversary, to tell you that it is possible. And life is so much better on the other side. “

“Today I experience serenity. I still have life problems, but with the tools that I have learned from the rooms, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the 12 steps, I’m better equipped to handle life well.”

Recovery Triumph: Opiates My name is Lisa and I’m an addict, I started using opiates addictively when I was 16 years old. I am now a 56 year old grandmother who is very appreciative for addiction research for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I have been clean since September 9th, 1999. I have used about every […]

“They say in Alcoholics Anonymous that you will eventually hear your story being shared by a chairperson. I have not yet heard my story. I think this may be because most people do not survive an acute bleed out of three and a half pints of blood in 20 minutes from 3 open varices in their upper intestine and esophagus.”

“…with the help of my support system, healthy living habits, and naltrexone, active addiction relapse is far from my mind. I am aware that I must be vigilant though. As an addict in recovery, I know how easy it is to slip back into a state of mind that could lead me to relapse.”

“[My dog] took care of me all our years together but I wasn’t taking care of him. This snapped me right out of my addiction and made me see that I wasn’t just hurting myself in my drinking and using—I was hurting him too.”