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  • Harold

    March 23, 2017

    From Wine for Breakfast to Two Years Sober

    By Harold Williams

    For years, I didn’t think I had a problem with alcohol. I believed I simply drank too much – I had too much fun.

    As a TV producer in advertising, I worked in an environment where alcohol was prevalent. And I was brought up in a family that drank. No one seemed to be …

  • Blake

    October 25, 2016

    Blake is a 35 year old, successful, hardworking business owner despite a 15-year downward spiral through the perils of addiction. Today, he has a passion for spreading the message of hope, compassion and perseverance.

    After watching his father, a successful sales and marketing executive who made drinking looking look fun, he snuck his first drink …

  • Nichole

    November 16, 2015

    Nichole is an energetic, beautiful, bright-eyed 28-year-old mother with another on the way who has lived far beyond her years. Her journey through addiction has been long and difficult, but through hard work, the gift of prayer and a lot of gratitude she has come out on top. Fully embracing her second chance, she is humbled and proud to share her …

  • Karen

    April 13, 2015

    Karen, a 70-year-old mother and grandmother, was trapped in an unhappy marriage for 51 years and was drinking to cope.

    She married right out of high school to escape her parents’ strict upbringing and verbal abuse. She did not drink but says her husband became a binge-drinker. “Watching him made me never want to drink.”

    After …

  • Tracy

    June 17, 2015

    For as far back as Tracy can remember, she felt hopeless, full of doom and like she was loosing her mind. When she looks back at what contributed to those emotions, she reflects, “My father had schizophrenia, but never sought treatment for it. When I was 19, I became a single parent, dropped out of high school and my sister died.” In a …

  • Sherry

    October 22, 2014

    Sherry's patterns of abuse began as a child. Her stepfather gave her drugs, regularly molested her and raped her at gun point. She quickly learned to disassociate her mind from her body and realized that alcohol made it so she didn’t have to feel anything.

    By the time she was 30, she resorted to prostitution to pay for her daily crystal …

  • Ron Turned His Back on Addiction and Said “YES” to Life.

    February 02, 2017

    Ron learned quickly he had an addictive personality when he was 11 and lost his finger in a boating accident. He took more pain medication than was prescribed and liked how much more social he was with his friends while under the influence. For him, the disease progressed quickly. At 16, he was convinced he couldn’t live a day without using …

  • Randy

    October 22, 2014

      Randy grew up in an upper middle class family in New York. In his 20’s, he landed a corporate job programming for IBM and became successful and bored. He began partying recklessly and got hooked immediately on cocaine. At 26, his family intervened and got him into his first of many treatment programs.

    Several years later, the despair …

  • Clint

    October 22, 2014

      Clint had a self-described great childhood. He grew up in a loving, middle class family and stayed active by playing every sport imaginable. But like too many misguided youth, when he was in the impressionable middle school years, he got wrapped up in the wrong crowd and started experimenting with drugs. First, it was marijuana just to fit …

  • Bruce

    December 09, 2014

    Bruce was as an only child who grew up in a loving family in Massachusetts. His father was a prominent business owner and community leader and his mother was a career oriented professional who, for as long as he could remember, had a serious drinking problem.

    Bruce attended private schools and lived a strictly regimented life. When he went away …

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