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Category: Stories Of Addiction Recovery

From Abandonment and Shame to Hope and Acceptance

From Abandonment and Shame to Hope and Acceptance Stories Of Addiction Recovery

James Frazer struggled with feelings of abandonment, low self-esteem, and social rejection early in life. In his mind, everyone else had it better than he did, and his lot in life was just never going to be as good as everyone else’s. His parents divorced at a very young age and his mother sent him […]

Becoming the Father He Was Meant to Be

Becoming the Father He Was Meant to Be stories addiction recovery

From an outsider’s perspective, Shane Rollins was a great father, a seriously talented professional arm wrestler, and one of the toughest guys out there. But on the inside, his addiction was tearing him apart, his marriage was in shambles, and his tough outer appearance was just a cover for the broken man he had become.

Set Free from the Bondage of Addiction

Set Free from the Bondage of Addiction stories addiction recovery

Al Lesem’s upbringing in Houston, Texas was difficult. His mother passed away when he was just six years old and his father remarried several times after that. Although his father cared for him and had a great job as a psychiatrist, Al had no structure or guidance as a child. “My childhood was very stressful,” […]

Full Surrender

Full Surrender stories addiction recovery

Adam Tucker’s story of addiction starts in the quiet lake community of Frederick, Maryland, just an hour west of Baltimore. Born in Washington D.C. to two loving parents, Adam describes his upbringing as relatively peaceful and enjoyable. “I never experienced any trauma; there was never any abuse,” he says. “I was a pretty privileged kid […]

Trapped in a Downward Spiral of Addiction

Trapped in a Downward Spiral of Addiction stories addiction recovery

Parker Jarmon’s drug use started early. He was only 13 years old when he first started smoking marijuana. Before he smoked, he was a loner—a lost soul. But marijuana changed all that. He finally fit in. In tenth grade, Parker got an Adderall prescription, but after a year on that drug, he craved something more. […]

Reclaiming Life from Heroin and Alcohol Addiction

Reclaiming Life from Heroin and Alcohol Addiction stories addiction recovery

Amit grew up in a home with two loving and supportive parents, but the older he got, the more disengaged from society he became. Convinced that his youth was the time to have fun and take risks, Amit slowly began to stray from his homegrown values and started drinking and smoking weed. Eventually, that wasn’t […]

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