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Personal Recovery Stories Articles

Personal Recovery Story – Christopher Poulos

From Prison to Law School to Mountain Rescue Christopher Poulos was born and raised in Portland, Maine, graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2016, and is now the executive...

The Anonymous Path – Joe K.

Joe K. is one of many men that came to Alcoholics Anonymous through a mandated addiction rehabilitation center. The facility mandated 12 meetings a month but participants could choose which program...

Personal Recovery Story: Marshall Mercer

Marshall Mercer, 40, lost his identity at birth. His parents, both addicts, were never really in his life, and he was raised by his grandparents instead. “I had no identity, just pain,” he says....

Personal Recovery Story – Michael Paddleford

Staying the Course - A winding road to recovery sends a message of hope That early morning in March 2002, it seemed like every other snowstorm. I was the assistant manager at a convenience store,...
Senior Sober

Senior Sober

I am sixty-one years old. Not quite senior, but certainly approaching the cusp. I have reflected on words my father...

Tania Margate

Tania Margate

My name is Tania. I am 47 years old and I live in Harpswell, Maine. My recovery spans through different inpatient and...

Melody Rose Paul

Melody Rose Paul

Melody Rose Paul’s habit of blackout drinking resulted in many nights in jail cells, but her long, winding struggle...

Stephen Chabot

Stephen Chabot

"I think the biggest thing for me was learning to have fun again without alcohol.”     I like to look ahead and focus...