Side Effect: Public Health Personal Stories January 9, 2019
Addiction affects millions of Americans. At a live storytelling event held Aug. 14, 2018, Indiana community members who struggle with addiction shared their stories of life in recovery.
Stories shared included:
a “moment of clarity” that lead to their sobriety
a non-typical story of someone who ends up in prison after years struggling with addiction
a paramedic, often responding to overdose victims, who is in recovery himself
a woman, in recovery since 2013, who now works with women who are just entering recovery.
Some of these people also participated in a radio program discussing the importance of sharing their experiences to help others in the recovery community.