Each year, I've shared my story with my students and will continue to do so. It's a sad reality, but many of them personally know someone in active addiction. When I disclose my experience to them, they now know someone in recovery.
You get sober to go do things and hang out and . . . to have a life.
I had the resilience and strength to care and to try to work on myself, no matter how awful life is and how many times I've had a setback. It just really made me feel like getting sober wasn't a one-stop type of thing. You can try as many times as you have the strength to.
Now, I can find those moments of peace all the time. When I’m riding bikes with my son, mowing the grass, fishing. All of this is possible because now I know who, what, and why I am.
Recovery to me was not just about quitting drugs and alcohol. It was about finding a whole new way to live and fixing myself from the inside out.
Learn about addiction and alcoholism. Learn about the history of it, and the approaches that our society have made over the centuries. See what failed, why it failed, and learn why the many pathways to recovery can work for you.
Movable representatives led a creative expression workshop at Harmony House, the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. As part of the weekly Chat and Create session, participants wrote narratives or composed collages on the topic of recovery.Read more
On Saturday, Feb. 8, Movable editors and interns participated in Marshall University's "Recovery Is Spoken Here: Recovery Ally Training," led by Jamie Menshouse, Collegiate Peer Recovery Specialist from Prestera Center for Mental Health and the Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community.