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SOBER a Film By Gareth Bowler

SOBER a Film By Gareth Bowler

My friend Kenny faced his problems head on and went sober and in doing so discovered his way forward in life. SOBER from GARETH BOWLER on Vimeo. "Powerful and extremely moving." "The film holds the exact reasons for why I am overcoming...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Shannon’s Story of Recovery

Shannon’s Story of Recovery

Hello my name is Shannon Quigley. I have been an addict and an alcoholic since I was thirteen years old. During my struggle I have been homeless, beaten, in and out of jail, had my kids taken, (it would be seven long years before I got him back and...
Stacey’s Story

Stacey’s Story

Hey my name is Stacey and I'm an addict. When I first realized I had a problem was when I was 19. My life growing up was what you could call a cookie cutter life. I had a great family and friends. Once I went to high school my life...
Tim’ Powers Story – 11 Years Clean Today!

Tim’ Powers Story – 11 Years Clean Today!

As I wake up this early May morning, I breathe in deeply and within that breath a universe of revelations burst forth from the negative spaces of my conscience. I am filled with peace and a stillness that is like an itch you can’t quite reach...
Kristy’s Story

Kristy’s Story

* Kristy's story goes hand in hand with Thad's story that we shared last week. If you haven't read Thad's story read Kristy''s and follow the link at the bottom to read his and see how this couple overcame Addiction together. My “story” began...
Deirdra’s Story

Deirdra’s Story

I was born Deirdra Adina Leinweber on March 26th, 1980. The 3rd born of four kids, my brothers, sister and I were each a year apart. My earliest childhood memories begin at about 3 years old. While I have many good memories, mostly of my mom,...
Steph’s Story

Steph’s Story

My story is like many others. My life became unmanageable, and I was unable to stop getting high. I am going to start with a brief “what it was like” and tell you what happened that led me to where I am today. I grew up in North Jersey, and had...
Thad’s Story

Thad’s Story

I was first introduced into the 12 steps through the Employee Assistance program in early 2003. I had entered a treatment program after one of my co-workers got recently arrested for distribution and I was in fear that he was going to disclose all...