Personal Stories

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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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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All the Ways I’m Thankful I’m Sober

For people in recovery, Thanksgiving should be a time of reflection and gratitude. Be thankful for your sobriety and the loved ones that support you.
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What I Wish My Family Would Have Known When I Was Struggling With Addiction

Discover why addiction is a family disease and how it affects everyone, not just the individual struggling with substance abuse.
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From Lost Dreams to Dream Life: My Story of Recovery

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of helping others in some regard. As I went through school for something I had little interest in, and my addiction took […]
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Dear Addiction, My Love

Saying goodbye is hard to do, even when you know you have to. Mountainside alum, Sanam M. is sharing a powerful letter he wrote to his old love – his addiction.
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A Year of Step, Through My Eyes

While not everyone’s path to healing looks the same, for many, the journey to sobriety includes learning about the 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). But could the steps also help someone who isn’t in recovery?
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The Important Lesson I Learned from My Relapse

Despite its stigmas, relapsing does not mean you will never be able to achieve sobriety. Zachary Cohn discusses what he learned through his own experiences.
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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
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One Day At a Time: Practicing Mindful Sobriety

One Day at a Time? What a crock of BS. That was my response early on in my recovery. How are we supposed to live in the day when we […]
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What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

Here’s a fun fact: I was six years old when I went to my very first Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. I know what you’re thinking, but I was only there […]
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Leandro Carvalho: From Celebrity Fitness Guru to Recovery Advocate

Leandro Carvalho was the go-to celebrity trainer until he became addicted to meth. Now, he's sharing his story of recovery and how he hopes to encourage others to seek the help they need.
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The Day My Fear Turned to Wonder

Long before Kendall Svanda joined Mountainside, she was consumed by fear of the unknow. Learn how sobriety helped her embrace her inquisitive nature.
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