The first time I snorted a Percocet, I knew I had found what I had been looking for; something to fill the void in my soul. Something to curb the depression and numb the anxiety. I had tried Vicodin before, but this was different. My body was warm, my smile was almost… Continue reading Emma’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
June 5, 2011. Dear Diary: Crawling on the filthy floor, dodging needles, old cigarette butts, and moldy fast food wrappers, I was on my hands and knees today looking for a tooth. An expensive tooth. Well, more accurately, an expensive dental crown that fell out of my son’s mouth a couple of days ago.… Continue reading Dana’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
Food addiction is a hard thing to explain. Even though you can’t go to jail for it - it can leave you feeling like you have no control. Helpless. Worthless. And in the end, it can kill you. People giggle when I tell them I am a recovering food/sugar addict. They respond with “yeah, I… Continue reading Renea’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
*Triggers - Drug Use.* I was so good at hiding who I truly was. To the outside world I was a tall blonde, with long legs, who worked full time as a paralegal for one of the top Criminal Defense Attorneys in my area. In the evenings I went to law school to further… Continue reading Kristin’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
Trigger – Domestic & Sexual Abuse, Drug References. So what went wrong?? After high school, I met….him. He was the “bad boy”. He was handsome, charming, said all the right things, and for some reason, he showed interest in me. The first time he hit me was because I made a joke at his… Continue reading Jennifer’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
When I was one year old, my dad was a high rise window cleaner and my Mom, a school bus driver. We owned our home, paid our mortgage, visited with family and lived a fairly normal life. Until my dad did not strap himself in, and fell off of a high rise building. Fortunately he… Continue reading Ashley’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
Hi My Name is Alechia, and I am a Thankful Grateful and Blessed Recoving (Meth) Addict. My Clean Date is July 27 2008. Life wasn’t always the Hell I created it to be, I wasn’t always a prisoner stuck in my own mind. At one point I was a normal, regular girl who started going… Continue reading Alechia’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
Jesus is a buzz killer…this is my story of recovery. My name is Tracy, I am 47 years old and I am a recovering alcoholic. I remember my first taste of beer. When I was a little girl my Dad would let me “pour” his beer for him. I would get a special amber colored… Continue reading Tracy’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
***Triggers - Self Harm*** My story isn’t your typical addiction story. My story begins when I was thirteen years old, and I accidently got a scratch on my arm. At that moment, I remember feeling a sense of pain... But in a strange way, it also felt good. I couldn’t tell you the first… Continue reading Lisa’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
***Triggers - Graphic drug language and unwanted sexual situations*** I would say I had it pretty good growing up since I was never abused or molested, but growing up with an alcoholic/addict stepfather made for a pretty tumultuous home life at times. Because of the fact my stepdad used heroin and it… Continue reading Kate’s Story – Recovering Beautifully
**Trigger - Miscarriage** I was nineteen when I had my first miscarriage... I started having a severe pain on my left ovary, and I went to doctor after doctor for years trying to find the cause of it—with no success. I was referred to pain management, and it felt as if I had been given up on. My choices were pain meds...or… Continue reading Sarah’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
"You know I hate when you just stand there and stare at me," my husband said from the couch, barely looking up from his video game. "Yeah, but I married you, which means that I get to stare at you whenever I want," I replied as a mildly defeated, sort of smug smile formed on his face.… Continue reading Jessica’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
My name is Annie and I am a addict. I come from a family of addicts. My mother, father and siblings battled this miserable disease long before I did. So let's just say the odds have been stacked against me since I escaped the womb. My parents were also extremely abusive to one another. I can… Continue reading Annie’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
**Warning - Triggers** Growing up I had a tough life. My father was a police officer, and my mom was a prescription drug addict. My father's new wife not only kept me from my mother, but she also abused me. By the time I was almost twelve, I had run away from home five times. The… Continue reading Nikole’s Story – Recovering Beautifully
My name is Tiffany, and I'll be 26 next month by God's grace. Many years ago I found out through a prescription I had been given, that I liked pain pills. I didn't think I would end up as I did throughout the years. I partied and was doing things at 13, that most people… Continue reading Tiffany R’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.
Hiyah, I am Sylvia Rose LeBeau. I grew up as a PK (Preacher's kid) in the south. My future was already planned for me, I would be the wife of a missionary, and travel the world spreading the gospel. Whoops! I began experimenting with alcohol at the age of 12, it was Smirnoff (yeck). At… Continue reading Sylvia Rose’ Story – Recovering Beautifully
*Trigger Warning* (Names of drugs.) Hi! I'm Andi, and I'm an addict. My clean date is March 23rd, 2016, so I just celebrated 20 months of freedom from heroin (and crack and meth when I was trying to stop the heroin). The following is my journey thus far... The first time I acknowledged that I… Continue reading Andi’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.