Sophie’s Story

Sophie’s Story

I grew up in a small town, I had a pretty normal childhood. I was a good student, a hard worker, and a good person; I couldn't count the number of volunteer hours I've done. I was on the honor role every year, and I was in every musical/artistic...
Robin Williams Checks into Rehab – But It’s Not What you Think

Robin Williams Checks into Rehab – But It’s Not What you Think

Robin Williams has checked into rehab for continued sobriety, The Huffington Post confirms. "After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains...
Stacy Brandt Story – “The Things I’ve Learned”

Stacy Brandt Story – “The Things I’ve Learned”

My name is Stacy and I’m an addict, but today, I am recovering. When I got clean this last time, I finally realized that what I was doing up to that point was not working. I’d lost the spunk I had, the light in my eyes; I was a shell of a human....
Todd Crandell Proves that anything is Possible

Todd Crandell Proves that anything is Possible

Just a great example of how someone can use the strength of recovery to do something amazing with their lives. Notice how Todd goes out to speak, and spread hope and inspiration. That's the deal the right!...

Quit Addiction, The How-To Guide to Stopping Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Regardless of the type of addiction that you might be dealing with, now is the time to seek help. It will be impossible to lead a normal, healthy life if you don't work to kick your addiction, and doing so on your own can be difficult and dangerous. Different substances cause different withdrawals, and it could be incredibly dangerous or even lethal to attempt to detox on your own. By seeing treatment at a qualified facility, however, you can detox in a safe environment with the help of...
My Recovery and the Reflection on Jamaica Hearing Aid Mission

My Recovery and the Reflection on Jamaica Hearing Aid Mission

“The Blessing of Miracles” My Reflection on the Jamaica hearing aid Mission As I reflect on a trip I recently took to Jamaica, I realize how truly blessed I am. I have my hearing, a wonderful family, a beautiful loving wife, a job I love, a...
Does Recovery “Brainwash” People??

Does Recovery “Brainwash” People??

Most of us in long term recovery have heard some kind of misconception. Some of the stigmas include that guy has no will power. he/she must be some kind of religious zealot. people in recovery are brainwashed that guy used to be so much...
John Cyr’s Story – How a Friend Introduces him to Recovery

John Cyr’s Story – How a Friend Introduces him to Recovery

I come from a "normal" family. My Dad was a Cop, my Mom worked for the department of justice. My mom's father was an alcoholic and drank to his grave. She always feared that I would become a drunk just like him. As far as I can remember, she...
Dr. Gupta – “I agree with Clinton on Marijuana”

Dr. Gupta – “I agree with Clinton on Marijuana”

[Video courtesy of cnn health] Dr Gupta famously changed his mind and views on his stance on the legalization of Marijuana. We have featured Dr Gupta frequently on Sober Nation, because he is one of the only physicians in the public arena that...
Cape May Drug Bust Confiscates more than $3.6M of Heroin

Cape May Drug Bust Confiscates more than $3.6M of Heroin

As we are all aware, the heroin problem in many of the major North East cities. Places like Philadelphia, New Jersey, Boston and the Cape May area seem to be getting hit the hardest in the influx of heroin use and also heroin overdoses. Today we...
Proposal at Bonnaroo

Proposal at Bonnaroo

Over the last week, the Sober Nation crew went to the Bonnaroo music festival. It was an amazing experience. Over the past 7 months we have been secretly planning this engagement proposal with help from friends we met on reddit. It took lots of...
Sober Señorita | Kelly’s Story of Recovery

Sober Señorita | Kelly’s Story of Recovery

I describe myself as your typical hardcore party girl.  Growing up I always wanted to be where the party was happening.  I loved being the life of the party.  College was when my drinking really took off, but it got even crazier when I moved to...
Is SMART Recovery a Better Alternative to the 12 steps?

Is SMART Recovery a Better Alternative to the 12 steps?

Patrick Garnett spent years fighting a losing battle against crystal meth. He went to hundreds of 12-step meetings, sometimes twice a day, but relapse always followed. [caption id="attachment_59782" align="alignnone" width="600"] Patrick Garnett,...
My Uncle Doug Gets 20 Years!!!

My Uncle Doug Gets 20 Years!!!

It is very difficult to get sober alone. I owe so much to my family. High on that list is my Uncle Doug. Growing up he was almost considered a big brother to me. He was the cool uncle that I always wanted to hang out with. When I was little I...
Chris’s Recovery Story – From Prison to Sobriety!

Chris’s Recovery Story – From Prison to Sobriety!

My name is Chris, I'm a recovering heroin addict. My story starts with having a dream like most others do. I came from a great family, I played baseball when I was young. I did the normal kid stuff I started to get into trouble as a teen and got to...
Stevie Jay – Personal Recovery Story

Stevie Jay – Personal Recovery Story

My name is Stevie, and I'm an addict. Not only am I addicted to alcohol and drugs, I'm addicted to just about everything I start. I go full-bore or nothing - that's the way it's been as long as I remember. It's already been 10 days since I picked...
Josh’s Recovery Story

Josh’s Recovery Story

My name is Joshua Dupee and I am from Weston, Massachusetts. I had a great childhood with wonderful and loving parents but still managed to fall victim to the disease of addiction. I am a prime example that environment is not the sole cause of...
Sober Nation’s Stance on Methadone

Sober Nation’s Stance on Methadone

We had our monthly twitter chat last night. The topic was methadone and suboxone. For obvious reasons this is a controversial topic. Sober Nation has already taken some back lash on how we feel about the issue. We have nothing to hide about how we...
Why Recovery is Cool

Why Recovery is Cool

“Cool” is a subjective concept. Society usually comes to a general consensus about what’s considered acceptable and “in,” but individual opinions can vary greatly. Fads come and go, and what’s “cool” now might not have been yesterday...
I Was Born Drunk – Jane Foster

I Was Born Drunk – Jane Foster

Like some of you reading this, I was born drunk.  My mother arrived at the hospital having had too many cocktails to safely be given additional sedatives.  Sadly, no one was on hand to rush mother and daughter into a twelve step meeting that...