This is dedicated to those who have touched the fires of life... To those who fall but stand back up. To those who get weak but find new strength. To those who break but rebuild themselves. To those who lose hope but believe again. This is for those who chance upon the recovery road. There is a life that awaits you... Your story matters. Write it.


Something Dark

"When I was drunk it left me alone. It was when I got sober that something dark started to move within my soul." - Country



"Why did I relapse? Because responsibility can suck and not caring can be attractive." - B


What I've Done

"I hate myself for what I've done, but I am beginning to like what I do." - B



"Moral inventories, amends, character defects, and higher powers would be silly if addiction was purely a disease. Making amends or exploring childhood resentments would do little to eliminate something like cancer." - T



"Disagreements don't mean someone has to be wrong. I'm learning not to personalize differences." - A



"Drug use and confusion go hand in hand. So when I started recovery, thinking straight was not an option. I could barely live in reality let alone challenge it." - J


The Moment

"The irony of being an addict is that at the moment you get high and feel most alive, is the moment where life starts to die." - M


See Me

"My reasons for using are not wrong because you can't understand them. If you want to help, try to see me without seeing you." - D


The Answers

"Know that the answers are not behind the doors of treatment centers but already available and free to find when you start to understand what you love and who you are." - T


Forever Responsible

"No one holds the successes or failures of your choices but you. At the end of the day you cannot say that, "I was told to do this" or, "they told me to do that". You are forever responsible for what and how you have tamed what is in front of you." - K



"This road has to walk with God alone." - B


More Lost Now

"Everyone is happy I'm sober, but I feel more lost now than ever. My friends have gone on living their lives and they all think I'm out of the woods now, but I'm lost. I don't know how to deal with things anymore. At least before I could suffer in silence and deal with my pain and struggles in my own way. Now what do I do?" - P


A Way

"I do drugs not so much for the thrill but because they give me a way. A way to get rid of the thoughts and pains that I don't want to deal with. I know it is only a temporary fix but recovery takes time and I need to survive now." - P


New Understanding

"I thought once I hit my stride in recovery, I would not be scared and nervous anymore. But as time went on I realized I became scared and nervous for other reasons. There is no finish line, just new understanding." - W


A Memory

"Drugs took everything that was dear to me and made them a memory." - G



"After listening to people's stories, I've come to realize that one person's miracle can be another person's loss." - V


Self Destructive

"You know why addicts stay addicts? Because there is no substitute for that feeling in normal every day life. Nothing can replace the thrill of doing something self destructive." - P



"It takes time to feel again when you have been void of emotion for so long and the only emotion you can feel is from behavior that hurts others." - L