‘I thought stepping away from that train was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Burying my husband was.’: Mom details family healing journey after losing husband to alcoholism

“Some days I’m not really sure if I killed my husband or not. I certainly have been accused of it by a handful of people. Family members and close friends have said painful things like, ‘You left him when he needed you most,’ or, ‘He gave up the moment you kicked him out.'”

‘My husband said, ‘Here’s a little money, you have to leave and find yourself.’ My addiction was killing the joy in everyone around me, even my kids.’: Mom of 3 shares powerful journey to sobriety

“I was introduced to heroin. Heroin invited meth, meth invited fentanyl, and pretty soon, it was just one big, drugged out party of hell. I was sleeping in abandoned houses, porches, outdoor elevators, dumpster enclosures, and sidewalks. I had boils all over my arms and legs, and the wound on my back was highly infected. I smelled like death.”

‘I have a friend who can get you into rehab.’ He found me on the floor, passed out in vomit. Crying my eyes out I said, ‘Yes please.’: Man 2.5 years sober after decades-long battle with alcoholism

“There was a time when all I wanted was a ‘normal’ life. I didn’t think it was possible to break the cycle I was trapped in. I took one step at a time. I was determined to work as hard as I needed to, take as many steps as necessary to become the man I wanted to be, and now that man is exactly who I am.”

‘If breaking the generational curse is my sole purpose in this life, the only gift I leave behind, I am satisfied.’: Woman shares brave journey from trauma, grief, and alcoholism to sobriety 

“A speaker came to the rehab. I asked him, ‘I just want to know, why me?’ His answer was simple: ‘Even if you had the answer, it wouldn’t change anything. Don’t spend your time looking for the answer, spend your time on the solution.’ That simple exchange changed my entire outlook. From that day forward, I was only interested in getting well.”

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