every story matters.

every story is a light for others to see.

people are recovering from a substance or behavioral addiction in different ways  – –  we share all the stories.

personal recovery stories

There’s inspiration in the stories of people
who have been there, done that and have the t-shirt.

If you’re looking for hope that recovery from addiction is possible, you’ve found it!

“It’s almost a place of horror when you realize that your best thinking and best capabilities are no match against addiction.”

Watch Mary’s story …

our stories help break the stigma that silence can flame and bring humanity back to the addiction conversation

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your story, your words, your way

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On The Journey

Answer 5 questions about your life – sharing your experience with others who are wondering what life looks like in recovery

Read others or submit your own here

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This Recovery Life

Are you a writer in recovery?  This column is all about what your life is now, things that have surprised you, things that have a amazed you and helped you grow.

Submit your story 300-500 words along with a picture to our editorial team!

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People Like Us Live Like This

Do you want us to write your story of your recovery life? This column is written by our writers all about how you’re living today in recovery.

Read their stories

Celebrating Recovery and freedom from addiction: a video series

Now available on youtube – what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now

Sponsored by RALI-Maine and Pear Therapeutics 

“Understanding the disease differently has been really helpful. We found a {family} support group and that was instrumental. I feel like I went from this nearly no place to a more stable and joyful place.

— Todd & Mary from Cumberland, Maine share about a family in recovery


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