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Personal Recovery Stories Articles

The Anonymous Path – Beth

Beth’s decision to share her story is motivated by the hope that one person will read this, relate and find some help and happiness for themselves in AA. Doing this anonymously allows her to do it...

You Don’t Have to Be a Prisoner of Your Past

Own It, Accept It and Share It Colleen Garrick describes prison as “probably one of the most beautiful experiences in my life”… not something I expected to hear in our interview. The first thing...

Veronica Ingrao

Eleven years. It took me 11 years to painfully claw through just two years of college. My family immigrated to the United States with $100 so my sister and I could access high-quality education....

Tania Margate

My name is Tania. I am 47 years old and I live in Harpswell, Maine. My recovery spans through different inpatient and long-term recovery houses, recovery programs, halfway houses, and a lot of women...
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 long-term recovery houses,...

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...

Amy Alexander

Amy Alexander

Having left her foster family at age 14, Amy went through more than 8 rehabs while dealing with addiction and...

Kevin O’Grady

Kevin O’Grady

Kept trying until he found something that worked Spending much of his life as a functioning alcoholic, Kevin O’Grady...