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  • Never too Late: Charles’ Journey out of Alcoholism
    Never too Late: Charles’ Journey out of Alcoholism

    The Beginning of Alcoholism Charles struggled with an Alcohol addiction for many years. His story is testament that it is never too late to get the help you need and turn your life around. Back in junior high school, drinking was always a fun thing...


  • True Stories of Addiction: Educating and Inspiring
    True Stories of Addiction: Educating and Inspiring

    Inspirational Stories of Addiction and Recovery From wealthy suburbs to intercity neighborhoods, from responsible and healthy families to families filled with abuse, from adolescence to old age, addiction devastates the lives of many. There is hope, though, as millions have been able to crawl out...


  • From Deadly Addiction to Happiness and Health
    From Deadly Addiction to Happiness and Health

    True Stories of Addiction: Marc Using Drugs and Alcohol to Pacify Feelings of Rejection Marc always felt different than the other members of his big Italian family. He couldn’t read very well, he struggled in school and was diagnosed with a learning disability. When his...


  • Alcohol Abuse Ends with Self-Awareness and a Higher Power
    Alcohol Abuse Ends with Self-Awareness and a Higher Power

    Alcohol Abuse Starts Early in Life Patrick grew up in a good home, with parents who loved and cared for him. He went to a good school where he did well and was involved in sports. But even with so many positive things in his...


  • Saved from Alcoholism by the 12-Step Program
    Saved from Alcoholism by the 12-Step Program

    Addiction in the Family There is a history of addiction in Aaron’s family. His grandfather was addicted to Heroin and Aaron’s father also struggled with addiction. When he was young, his father committed suicide. This weighed on him as he grew up even though his...


  • Rising Above Alcohol Abuse
    Rising Above Alcohol Abuse

    True Stories of Addiction: Danny Danny’s childhood was somewhat fraught with tension and judgement. He was separated from his biological mother and held to high standards at home. Reveling in what felt like acceptance and love, he got wrapped up in drinking after he graduated...


  • Rehab Offers Happiness that Drugs Never Could
    Rehab Offers Happiness that Drugs Never Could

    Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate Jenn grew up with an ideal childhood, but addiction still darkened her life all the same. Many people who develop addiction experience childhood trauma or have troubled upbringings, but addiction doesn’t discriminate. There are a plethora of reasons why someone may turn...


  • Treatment Offers a Way Out of Opiate Abuse
    Treatment Offers a Way Out of Opiate Abuse

    True Stories of Addiction: Tony From childhood, Tony’s odds of growing up and avoiding substance abuse were low. There are certain variables that make a person more susceptible to addiction, and most of them were present in his life. Tony didn’t grow up in a...


  • Narrowly Escaping Death: Recovery Triumphs
    Narrowly Escaping Death: Recovery Triumphs

    True Stories of Addiction: Brittney Brittney started to abuse drugs at a very young age, after a switch flipped in her when she lost her virginity to a 25-year-old man when she was only 13 years old. Her father left the family before she was...