ATTENTION! Recovering Addicts Everywhere: SUBMISSIONS.

cropped-adobestock_209011981.jpegI will be starting a new blog series on Wednesdays! It is going to be titled “Recovering Beautifully”.

*Here’s the catch*

It won’t be about ME. It’s going to be about YOU.

Each week I am going to be posting an inspirational story from someone who has battled, and overcome their addiction.

Types of addictions will include, but are not limited to:

Drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling and hoarding.

The stories will be 2,000 words or less, and will be written by the people who lived them.

When my friend Jenny Bear suggested this idea, I decided to get started immediately. You all were so moved by MY story,  so imagine what a VILLAGE of us sharing our truths can do!

But I’m going to take it a step further…

I am going to pick my favorite stories and compile them into a book. I would then price the book at $4.99 and publish it on Amazon. I will donate 100% of the proceeds toward paying for beds in rehabilitation centers, for those who need rehab, but can’t afford it. Ahhhhh!

If you would like to be a part of this amazing new endeavor and have your story considered, see submission guidelines below:

 

1) Tell me your story of overcoming an addiction. I want to know: a) What was life like in active addiction, what were the feelings and emotions associated with your using. b) What happened with your rock bottom? Why did you decide to change? c) How did you change, was it rehab? Jail? Your own detox? Tell me about that experience. And d) what is your life like now? What amazing things have happened since? What is your clean time?

2) Please keep it to 2,000 words or less. I will be editing for grammar and punctuation, but please try your best to make the submission as neat as possible because I am not great at either of those myself.

3) Keep in mind the story will be online and in book form for anyone and everyone to read. If you do not feel comfortable putting your face and story out there, then please do not submit a story.

4) Attach a picture from when you were in active addiction, and a present day photo. (No children.)

5) Please use fake names if you are referring to others.

6) Somewhere in the email, please state: ” I _______, give Tiffany permission to use my story and photos on her blog series “Recovering Beautifully”, as well as her book.”

7) I have no idea when and if your story will be chosen to be published, so please refrain from emailing me asking once you’ve submitted. I will email you if it is chosen, and then give you a heads up when it will be live on the site.

*Submit your stories via email to recoveringbeautifully@yahoo.com*

I will be taking submissions until 1/26/2018

 

I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED!

 

 

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12 thoughts on “ATTENTION! Recovering Addicts Everywhere: SUBMISSIONS.

      • this is goin to be a great thing! My battle with addiction is always fighting with its self it like wen in good i m good but when i m bad an feeling depressed an anxiety kicks in bad an my pain is so bad I can barely breath all I think is what if what if I had that 1 pill to just take it away.

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  1. I love this, and would love to submit my story..but not my picture. eek. Either way, I’m looking forward to reading it. Even though I’ve got 3 years, I still find it helpful to hear about other’s stories.

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  2. This is the most awesome thing I’ve heard! I love this idea! And I love that the proceeds will be going to help addicts who want help! I would LOVE to share my story, but I wouldn’t even know where to begin or how to put it in words!

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  3. What an amazing idea!! I love this! And I’m so pleased that it includes all addictions. I am so looking forward to reading this. Thank for being you! Girl you are amazing!!

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  4. I am in the throes of my addiction (sugar / flour) and it ain’t pretty. I thought I’d hit bottom several times before but i guess i had farther to fall. Recovery from food addiction is a baffling and cunning to say the least. I look forward to reading these awesome stories of life on the “other side” and to a day (very soon) when i can say I’ve strung together a couple good “clean” days 😙

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  5. I hope my story will be eligible. I was addicted to my addict. I got clean through tons of hard work and heartache and that played a huge role in my son eventually getting and staying sober after a dozen years of substance abuse. Ours continues to be a remarkable story because the journey didn’t end there. He is now fighting cancer which is every bit as much of a bitch as addiction is.

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