Emily’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

Emily’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

My story did not begin in an unusual way for a teenager. It started with weekend sleepovers with a group of friends during which we would creep out the back door once parents had gone to sleep; sneaking sips of wine and hits from a joint through quiet laughter. I...
Susan’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

Susan’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

School was easy for me growing up. Until it wasn’t. When I was a junior in high school, I didn’t know what was wrong: all I knew was it was hard to go, I didn’t like it, and I couldn’t focus. Everyone was talking about which college they would get into. I was just...
Rebecca’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

Rebecca’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

***Trigger Warning: Graphic Language of Drug Use*** It starts out as the same old story, right? I started experimenting with pills while in nursing school. I was 21, my then-boyfriend (now husband) & I had just bought a house. We got a roommate from our work to...
Coco’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

Coco’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

It was a Saturday during the wee hours of a frigid November morning in 2015 that I had finally been found out. The wails coming from my hysterical sister’s mouth were horrific. We were on the back patio of her home, and I had just confessed to her my truth—that I was...
Jossalynn’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

Jossalynn’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

 Two years into my undergraduate degree at the most prestigious university in the PNW, I was renting an apartment with my best friend and teammate a couple miles from campus and was finally independent. I was finally free to eat what I want, act how I want, and do...