Becki went through several treatment programs to overcome her addiction, but each time she became worse. Bill was able to lay to rest all the guilt, shame, resentment, and abuse that haunted him by addressing his childhood traumas. The therapeutic journey of confronting the adverse childhood experiences that permeated his daily life helped him to reduce their significance in his mind.

I was recruited to play football in college. I was involved in a lot of activities and sports – my two brothers were athletes and I got to be a part of all that. It felt like one day I woke up and I was in the house by myself. They became very successful and I just kind of felt out of place. “I’ve had a really hard time getting my recovery back.

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Some years later, Dax opened up about his substance abuse and recovery, saying he started drinking in excess and using drugs, including cocaine, when he was 18. In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with harrowing images of addiction. Whether it’s people overdosing, people passed out on the street or behind the wheel, or mug shots of users who have been arrested, it’s no wonder society has a dismal view of addiction and doesn’t know much about recovery. Yes, the world knows that addiction can be an isolating, scary, and dangerous disease, but now it’s time for them to see what recovery looks like.

And that truly is needed for individuals with addiction. Now one of my favorites is returning for Renewal Day the 3rd Friday of the month. I believe, to my core, one of the reasons I celebrated 31 years of continuous sobriety this year is because of I was given a firm foundation of recovery at Valley Hope where I was taught to work The Steps of AA.

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In fact, not having a rock bottom was one of the things that nearly stopped me from getting sober at all. I had a very fixed idea of what a problem drinker looked like, and I wasn’t it. I was convinced that things weren’t ‘bad enough’ for me to have to quit completely.

  • At three years of sobriety, I buried my best friend in the world.
  • We would see each other for vacation breaks and long weekends.
  • RDJ was rising to fame and so was the height of his addiction.