Recovery means to have freedom from your former way of thinking and to regain a mindset that enables one to make wise choices.
Taking control of my life and being a productive citizen who is a light for future people in recovery.
Being able to have a full life free from the chains of my addiction.
Being able to stay positive while moving forward, and not letting my mental illness hold me back.
Being able to cope well with challenges and issues life sends my way, and being able to give back to those needing peer support.
Recovery is a path of keeping myself safe, and it allows me to help others which gives me self-worth. It also helps me gain more knowledge to change the generation of my children to think different and not allow them to follow the same path as I grew up.
I’m alive!! It’s amazing, it’s hope, it’s freedom.
Recovery is beautiful! Recovery means being pro-active in recovery, and being able to handle your illness with respect and dignity.
Taking the chance to live a happier, fuller life while maintaining and sustaining sobriety using friends, family, and resources.
Recovery means I can hold a job, meet new people, and reconnect with those I have lost contact with to being in a non-recovery state at the time.
Learning to live life again with all the ups and downs while staying steady throughout.
No one has to die in their addictions, because not only are we changing the conversation, we are also working together to change lives.
Recovery is not a destination, it’s a journey through honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness.
A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, life a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
A lot of people in recovery, a lot of people period don’t understand that we’re faced with numerous opportunities disguised as impossible situations. But I don’t see them as impossible situations–just as opportunities
Everybody plays an important role in my recovery, providing support and guidance as I work on dealing with my illness and getting through it.
A new way of life and a new perspective, an opportunity to move forward, to find/be myself, to cultivate relationships, to help others, and to be the person I am meant to be.