20 Mar Recovery Success Stories
There is Hope, There is a Solution
Living with addiction, whether it is your own burden to bear or a loved one’s, can feel hopeless and helpless. It may seem like there is a never-ending path ahead that just continues to put more obstacles in the way. That feeling is understandable and extremely common. However, the good news is that it does not have to stay that way.
As it says in Chapter 11 of the Big Book, “…These things have happened among us, they can happen with you. Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come. The age of miracles is still with us. Our own recovery proves that!” As dark and lonely as it may feel at the beginning of this journey, there are many who have shared similar experiences and want to help others find their way through the darkness created by alcoholism.
Find Empathy with Others
There are so many sad stories about addiction and alcoholism, and the number continues to grow. Despite all of that, there are just as many stories of individuals and families successfully breaking the chains of addiction and creating a new and happier life for themselves. These stories are made possible by others that are willing to share their own successes and failures. The program of Alcoholics Anonymous and all subsidiaries would not exist if it weren’t for the people in these programs that were willing to share their own experience and utilize it in order to help another person who is struggling to figure it all out.
In the end, that’s what this whole experience comes down to. Sharing our own stories is the lifeblood of our assistance to others in order to show that the solution is not always as far away or impossible to reach as it may seem at times. In order to do that with this article, we will be showcasing a few stories that have been shared with us in hopes that they can create more and more success stories.
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First, one mother writes a letter to her son detailing her perspective as they lived through his addiction and eventually found help.
Next, a story about a parent’s journey to find their own independence from their son’s alcoholism, and how letting go of control saved their sanity and their lives.
Finally, a family’s story of success through perseverance and unconditional love.
We hope that these experiences can provide some hope for anyone who may be struggling right now. Whether it is you in the midst of addiction yourself, or one of your loved ones, the message needs to be spread that there is hope and there is a solution. The first step is always the hardest, but all it takes is reaching out and asking for help from those who care.