How Sharing Stories Of Hope Impacts Addiction Recovery

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.

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