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Sobriety is something that will help overcome many obstacles.
#alcoholicsanonymouse #soberevolution #recoverystories

Let's hear it for @a.k.deen πŸ‘ "God said to me. @a.k.deen "Write the most raw, the most realistic, heart wrenching, and heartwarming novel on addiction. Show those who are close-minded that it’s truly a disease. Open their eye’s my child, and I promise I’ll be with you every step of the way.”
I’ve been fighting this for months now, doubting myself and procrastinating. Can I really write this? Am I good enough? Will I do it right? Will it make a difference?
But God kept at me and finally I listened when I stumbled upon this …
β€œIn order for God to use our painful experiences, we must be willing to share them.”
–Rick Warren
Being married to an addict I’ve been through many ordeals and mountains of learning experiences. I used to believe like many others that if he loved me enough he would stop, but of course that’s not the truth. It wasn’t until he was in rehab that I went to Alanon meetings where MY EYES WERE OPENED up to the devastating disease. I’m proud to say he’s now 7 years SOBER!
June 2016. After 10 years of struggling with her addiction, my little sister passed away from an accidental overdose. The drug that took her life was IMODIUM. Never heard over it? Neither did I. Google Imodium Overdoses and spread the word! I held her when she was taken off life support, and I talked to her as she flew home.
As for me? I’ve always known that I have an addictive personality, and I know with addiction being in my family that I could easy go down that route. I never abused drugs, I was drunk once in my life when I was 16 and never again since. I don’t like the feeling of being out of control. But something happened to me a few months ago that opened my eyes. Something I’m not at liberty to share right now, but when I can I will. It was the biggest mistake of my life, but at the same time the best mistake I ever made, because it saved my life. God said to me. β€œMy dear child, I have not shamed you, I am offering you my hand. And if you take it I promise you I will never. Ever. Let it go.” Later that day I reached out for the help I needed and in the past 70 days I’ve never felt more alive, in all my life. #sobriety #soberlife #recovery #recoverystories #wedorecover

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#12step #recoverystories #fuckbooze

Super honored to have been interviewed for a recovery story project by @susanneblumer. The only way we validate the darkness of the addiction years, is if we use them to shed light of recovery for others. Interview temp link in bio. #recoverymission #recoverystories #lightbearers #gratitude

Let's hear it for @frecks712 with over 23 months of sobriety πŸ‘ "On my birthday in 2013 I ended the night with a stapled head and the inevitably recurring shame of an alcoholic. This years July 12th marks my official release from probation for the first time in three years. By the grace of God I've gained yet another part of my life back, and I've got this scar always to remind me where I came from. Here's to year 24 taking me far beyond where year 20 got me." #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #courage #hope #soberaf #support #inspire #inspiration #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #transformationtuesday #beforeandafter

Let's hear it for @stevieallegretto πŸ‘ "This is what I thought was a good time, high as a kite at the Jets game. Truthfully I couldn't have been more miserable & hated myself on the inside. 10 years of active addiction crippled my mind, body, and soul and took everything I worked for prior to that from me. I became my own worst enemy and no one wanted anything to do with me, and I didn't blame them. Today I'm 83 days clean and next week I'll be celebrating my first 4th of July clean and sober since I can remember. By the grace of God I have been given a new way to live and a new life to build and for that I am forever grateful. One day at a time & no matter what don't use are two things that have kept me clean these first few months. I can't wait to live the rest of my life. - Stevie #cltivate #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #support #soberaf #inspire #inspiration #courage #hope #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter

Let's hear it for @trickin_barbies πŸ‘ "I got 6 months today on the 9th. I never thought I would come this far with my sobriety. Picture to the left was me way back when I was doing promiscuous things and slowly killing myself not realizing that I was losing myself along the way. Picture on the right is me now. I'm happy, healthy, I got the trust of my family back along with other great gifts. I see a brighter future for myself now and that is what keeps ME GoingπŸ™πŸΎ" #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #courage #hope #inspire #inspiration #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter

Let's hear it for @blackxwaters πŸ‘ "Clean off heroine. Use to live in a tent in Salinas china town. Now I just graduated EMT school and am attending the Fire academy in august I'm also a personal trainer and substance abuse counselor..... all those credentials only obtained with sobriety." #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #inspire #inspiration #soberaf #support #hope #courage #aa #na #addictionrecovery #wedorecover #bethechange #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter

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A recovery magazine where artists, poets, photographers, and anyone in between can express their experience strength and hope through any art form.. ----------------------------------------------------
A Magazine full of art, poetry, photography, writings and more by those working one day at a time towards a clean and sober life will release in November 2017---- submissions wanted!!! .
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#addiction #epidemic πŸ“ΈπŸŽ¨β˜•οΈπŸ““πŸ–ŠπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠπŸŒž#cleanandsober #southflorida #photography #artists #sickerthanyouraverage #sickerthanyouraveragemagazine #sneakpeek #magazine #canon5d #photocollage #sobriety #endthestigma #justfortoday #california #nyc #miami #liveauthentic #truth #sober #cleantime #recoverystories #painting #acrylic #easydoesit

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"Sicker than your average...."🀘🏽
A recovery magazine where artists, poets, photographers, and anyone in between can express their experience strength and hope through any art form.. ----------------------------------------------------
A Magazine full of art, poetry, photography, writings and more by those working one day at a time towards a clean and sober life will release in November 2017---- submissions wanted!!! .
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#addiction #epidemic πŸ“ΈπŸŽ¨β˜•οΈπŸ““πŸ–ŠπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠπŸŒž#cleanandsober #southflorida #photography #artists #sickerthanyouraverage #sickerthanyouraveragemagazine #sneakpeek #magazine #canon5d #photocollage #sobriety #endthestigma #justfortoday #california #nyc #miami #liveauthentic #truth #sober #cleantime #recoverystories

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#poetry "Sicker than your average...."πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ“πŸ“ΈπŸŽ¨πŸ““πŸ–Š
A recovery magazine where artists, poets, photographers, and anyone in between can express their experience strength and hope through any art form.. .
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A Magazine full of art, poetry, photography, writings and more by those working one day at a time towards a clean and sober life will release in November 2017---- submissions wanted!!! .
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#addiction #epidemic πŸ“ΈπŸŽ¨β˜•οΈπŸ““πŸ–ŠπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠπŸŒž#cleanandsober #southflorida #photography #artists #sickerthanyouraverage #sickerthanyouraveragemagazine #sneakpeek #magazine #canon5d #photocollage #sobriety #endthestigma #justfortoday #california #nyc #miami #liveauthentic #truth #sober #cleantime #recoverystories

"You do good, you get good.."🀘🏽
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Had the opportunity to do an
#interview with Dan on #recovery and #addiction this week. Dan is THE man .. here's a sneak peek of our shenanigans πŸ“ΈπŸŽ¨β˜•οΈπŸ““πŸ–ŠπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠπŸŒž#cleanandsober #southflorida #photography #artists #sickerthanyouraverage #sickerthanyouraveragemagazine #sneakpeek #magazine #canon5d #photocollage #sobriety #endthestigma #justfortoday #california #nyc #miami #liveauthentic #truth#dantheman #recoverystories

Let's hear it for @frecks712 with over 23 months of sobriety πŸ‘ "On my birthday in 2013 I ended the night with a stapled head and the inevitably recurring shame of an alcoholic. This years July 12th marks my official release from probation for the first time in three years. By the grace of God I've gained yet another part of my life back, and I've got this scar always to remind me where I came from. Here's to year 24 taking me far beyond where year 20 got me." #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #courage #hope #soberaf #support #inspire #inspiration #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #transformationtuesday #beforeandafter

"Sicker than your average...."🀘🏽
A recovery magazine where artists, poets, photographers, and anyone in between can express their experience strength and hope through any art form.. ----------------------------------------------------
A Magazine full of art, poetry, photography, writings and more by those working one day at a time towards a clean and sober life will release in November 2017---- submissions wanted!!! .
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#addiction #epidemic πŸ“ΈπŸŽ¨β˜•οΈπŸ““πŸ–ŠπŸŒ΄πŸŒŠπŸŒž#cleanandsober #southflorida #photography #artists #sickerthanyouraverage #sickerthanyouraveragemagazine #sneakpeek #magazine #canon5d #photocollage #sobriety #endthestigma #justfortoday #california #nyc #miami #liveauthentic #truth #sober #cleantime #recoverystories

Let's hear it for @trickin_barbies πŸ‘ "I got 6 months today on the 9th. I never thought I would come this far with my sobriety. Picture to the left was me way back when I was doing promiscuous things and slowly killing myself not realizing that I was losing myself along the way. Picture on the right is me now. I'm happy, healthy, I got the trust of my family back along with other great gifts. I see a brighter future for myself now and that is what keeps ME GoingπŸ™πŸΎ" #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #courage #hope #inspire #inspiration #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter

What's your story? Read others' stories of hope and share yours with us here: http://bit.ly/Share-Your-Recovery-Story

Let's hear it for @hanulife πŸ‘ "On 8-14-16, I finally ended my toxic, 20 year relationship with alcohol. I spent most of that time being an anxious mess and while I knew I needed to get healthy, I didn’t believe alcohol was behind all my problems. It seemed like the only thing that kept me calm. Now, as I approach day 365, I don’t crave alcohol to relax or to get over tough days and in fact, I think being sober actually helps me find daily peace. Being sober feels like a weight lifted off my shoulders and a gift I give myself. I celebrate sobriety, and my physical and mental health, every single day." #sobriety #soberlife #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #inspire #inspiration #support #soberaf #courage #hope #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter

Let's hear it for @a.k.deen πŸ‘ "God said to me. @a.k.deen "Write the most raw, the most realistic, heart wrenching, and heartwarming novel on addiction. Show those who are close-minded that it’s truly a disease. Open their eye’s my child, and I promise I’ll be with you every step of the way.”
I’ve been fighting this for months now, doubting myself and procrastinating. Can I really write this? Am I good enough? Will I do it right? Will it make a difference?
But God kept at me and finally I listened when I stumbled upon this …
β€œIn order for God to use our painful experiences, we must be willing to share them.”
–Rick Warren
Being married to an addict I’ve been through many ordeals and mountains of learning experiences. I used to believe like many others that if he loved me enough he would stop, but of course that’s not the truth. It wasn’t until he was in rehab that I went to Alanon meetings where MY EYES WERE OPENED up to the devastating disease. I’m proud to say he’s now 7 years SOBER!
June 2016. After 10 years of struggling with her addiction, my little sister passed away from an accidental overdose. The drug that took her life was IMODIUM. Never heard over it? Neither did I. Google Imodium Overdoses and spread the word! I held her when she was taken off life support, and I talked to her as she flew home.
As for me? I’ve always known that I have an addictive personality, and I know with addiction being in my family that I could easy go down that route. I never abused drugs, I was drunk once in my life when I was 16 and never again since. I don’t like the feeling of being out of control. But something happened to me a few months ago that opened my eyes. Something I’m not at liberty to share right now, but when I can I will. It was the biggest mistake of my life, but at the same time the best mistake I ever made, because it saved my life. God said to me. β€œMy dear child, I have not shamed you, I am offering you my hand. And if you take it I promise you I will never. Ever. Let it go.” Later that day I reached out for the help I needed and in the past 70 days I’ve never felt more alive, in all my life. #sobriety #soberlife #recovery #recoverystories #wedorecover

Sometimes, you have to believe it will work out. Sometimes, you need to hear that it's true from someone else, even if that someone else is a complete and utter stranger. Head to #TAKLStories at www.taklenterprise.com/stories for a big dose of courage from (very likely) complete strangers. And be surprised at how un-strange you will feel after. #TAKL #strongertogether

Let's hear it for @tybrooks_3 πŸ‘ "It took me while to really realize I had a problem, I was in denial because I felt like I could quit whenever I wanted to. I've been sober about two months now. Im happy to be back on track with my career and I thank God everyday for waking me up with a clear head, good heart and with open arms and mind." #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #partysober #cleanandsober #cleanandserene #odaat #onedayatatime #behappy #bepositive #behappywithyourself #courage #hope #support #soberaf #inspire #inspiration #addictionrecovery #bethechange #sobersince #wedorecover #transformation

Super honored to have been interviewed for a recovery story project by @susanneblumer. The only way we validate the darkness of the addiction years, is if we use them to shed light of recovery for others. Interview temp link in bio. #recoverymission #recoverystories #lightbearers #gratitude

My flute! ❀
Been looking for it forever! Didn't know if it was at my mum's or my dad's and had pretty much given up cause I hadn't seen it since I lived in Gloucester (3 years ago), fortunately, my dad is moving house again and while packing he found my flute!
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You know how memories suddenly come flooding back or just feelings of how you felt at the time when you listen to a certain song that you listened to a lot at a certain time?
Like when I was on the French trip from school we listened to the song Dynamite like 24/7 and when that song came on when I was back home again it just hit me like I was back on the trip with all my friends from school.
I put my flute together and held it with my fingers in the standard places for playing it and the happy feelings from my old school just came back so suddenly. I miss being at @theelmsschool_colwall it was an amazing school and it gave me the best years of my life.
It was towards the end of my time at the elms when my mental health problems started and when I left they got so much worse, but now I have been out of hospital for the longest time since I was 16 ish.
The elms was the best time of my life, my next 3 schools, 4 if you count the hospital school, were during the worst time of my life. Most of those schools were actually really good and tried really hard to help with my mental health issues (with the exception of one) but the times were still the worst because my head just wasn't on straight at that time.
Anyway, I've been out of hospital for something like 10 months now and that is by far a record for me since my mental health became bad. My life has been pretty shocking with all the terrible things that went on in the hospitals but I am hoping to get my life back on track now and not need another admission to hospital again. There are still bad days, but I hope to never have them dominate my life again.
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#mentalillness#mentalhealth #flute#instrument#music #memories#recovery #recoverystories #bpd #personalitydisorder #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #lifeafterillness #lifeaftermentalillness #psychward #psychhospital #mentalhealthward #mentalhospital #loonybin #prepschool #schools #brokenmind

Here I am looking sexy AF in my gown while I wait for my physical to be completed last Friday. This was the last step needed before returning to work tomorrow. The time off was much needed but I'll be glad to get back to work. #yes #get #busy #living
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#rehab #recovery #recoverystories #clean #and #sober #sobriety #sobertribe #soberjourney #serenity #peace #live #laugh #love #onedayatatime #healthy #healthylifestyle #run #lift #play #sobersunday #weekend #sunday

My drink of choice last night when I spent a few hours with a good friend shooting 🎱. She drank a cranberry juice and proceeded to kick my ass all night! She won 10 of 12. In my defense she plays in a league every week and I haven't played in 6 weeks😜 #yes #sober #fun -
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#cant #hide #from #it #nightout #pool #onedayatatime #be #focused #thankful #grateful #blessed #water #sobriety #recoverystories #recovery #no #alcohol #mindfulness #sobertribe #soberissexy

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