Personal Stories

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

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?

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.

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

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 […]

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.

The Day My Fear Turned to Wonder

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

11 Lessons I Learned in 11 Years of Sobriety

In 2008, Jessica made the decision to change her life. Now, with 11 years of sobriety under her belt, she is sharing lessons that she has learned along the way.

Tips for Moms in Recovery, From a Mom in Recovery

Tracy was stuck in an unhealthy marriage, trying to balance all the demands of motherhood, when she found relief in xanax and alcohol. Now, she is 15 years sober and hoping that her story will inspire other moms to reach out for help.

My name is Craig, and I am a gay man in recovery.

Addiction is challenging for everyone, but members of the LGBTQ community face considerable barriers to treatment. Learn how to identify LGBTQ-friendly rehabs.

Real Talk on Managing Relationships Without Relapsing

Navigating personal relationships can be difficult for people in recovery, especially those in early recovery.  In this short video, Jessica Dolan shares how she spends time with family and friends who may not be in recovery and how she has fun without risking relapse.

The Keys to Long-Term Recovery

The quality of a person's recovery journey is more meaningful than the length of time one spends in sobriety. Find out more.

Addiction Recovery: How We Talk About Our Experience Matters

Your recovery story is important and can serve as an inspiration to others, but sharing it outside of a 12 Step meeting isn't always easy. Learn simple tips to help you feel more comfortable sharing your story with those outside of the recovery community.