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Read stories from individuals who have struggled with drugs and alcohol and get an honest look at the effects of addiction.
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Stories of Transformation: Ezra W.

Ezra overdosed on marijuana but still continued to use the drug. Learn how he found sobriety, became an AA supporter, and is living a life he never thought possible.
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Stories of Transformation: Chelsea D.

After losing her loved one to an overdose, Chelsea wanted to get sober but didn’t know how. Chelsea shares how she found recovery at Mountainside and all the gifts that came alone with it.
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Stories of Transformation: Ricky T.

Ricky is 25 years sober. He has a kind heart, and a warm personality and is always willing to help people. But it wasn't always this way. Here's his story.
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Stories of Transformation: Atticus A.

Sobriety Date: March 23, 2020 Discovering himself College Student Dependable friend Music artist Mountainside Treatment Center · Atticus A. Transcript Atticus described substance use as a roller coaster. Each time he smoked weed or took pills, he wanted to challenge himself to go on the more intense ride. Eventually, it became too much and something […]
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Stories of Transformation: Pat M.

Sobriety Date: 9/11/2001 Loving Husband and Father Grateful Dead Fan (Deadhead) AA and Wellness Advocate Pat struggled with substance abuse most of his early life trying to run from his problems rather than face them. After many obstacles, a few attempts to get sober, and a bit of self-discovery, Pat is now living a beautiful […]
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Stories of Transformation: Amy L.

Amy was always interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and striving for good grades, but then addiction got in the way. See what happens when Amy chose to put her own life first.
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Stories of Transformation: Gaylen M.

Alcohol took center stage for most of Gaylen's early life. Her perseverance along with the support of her loved ones helped her reach a life she never thought was possible.
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Stories of Transformation: Jesse W.

Jesse W had trouble fitting in and found comfort in alcohol and other substances. After multiple sobriety attempts, Jesse discovered the importance of living a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
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Stories of Transformation: Rachel M.

Rachel M. struggled with trauma, grief, and substance abuse as a high schooler and young adult. Now, a loving wife and mother of two, Rachel is thriving in recovery.  
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19 of the Best LGBTQ+ Books

These 19 reads are the best LGBTQ+ books for learning about the complexities of queerness from experts and community members.
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Discovering Sober Fun: An Interview with Jimmy Hamm from the Clean Fun Network

A huge part of getting sober is having fun in recovery. Join us as we discuss sober fun with Jimmy Hamm, founder of Clean Fun Network