“I have been clean for 37 years and am proud to continue on my path to recovery”. These are the words that Sam who has been in recovery for the past 37 years holds dear to his heart.
Hi, my name is Sinah and I am a recovering alcoholic. I am one of the few blessed ones that have a success story and I’d like to share it in hopes it touches the hearts of those who are struggling with what I once was experiencing.
My name is Feras, and this is my story. As a child, I had a loving family, a love for competition and sports. Of course with that came good grades. What could possibly have gone wrong?
I never thought I would have the problem. Alcohol is against my religion, and I never even had the desire to taste it. People pass by me all the time with alcohol in their hands and the smell nor appearance ever phased me.
Most people would look at me and believe that I’m not a person at high risk for substance use and dependency. Those who do know me probably would consider me relatively low risk. And for myself, sometimes I know and sometimes I don’t.
I am a queer, Vietnamese person who moved to the United States at the age of 8 years old. Throughout my life I have faced many challenges from physical, emotional, sexual abuse, homelessness, and many other life events that had impacted my mental health.
My name is Alejandro and I wanted to share my story on when I started abusing alcohol and where I am now. The first time I tried alcohol was at a quinceanera. I was chambelan and another girl brought four lokos in the limo.
It started off as one of those things that you barely noticed and would think to yourself that it’s just once or twice, so it should be fine. Another thought that was constantly on my mind was that they should know better than to do that, or that they’re just hanging around the wrong crowd.
Mrs. Nguyen shares her story
I’m a 29 year old male and I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been dealing with alcoholism since I was 17. Alcohol has damaged my life completely. Until 7 months ago after a long run, I decided to desperately look for help