"I attempted to start fresh and make new friends; however, after some individuals learned that I was in recovery, I was quickly ostracized."
"I always grab an opportunity to chat with someone who may be caught up in the stigma surrounding addiction. I know I won’t change everyone’s mind, but I at least try to open people’s eyes just a little wider to the realities when possible."
"Now they are saying they will not fill my prescriptions even though I have been a very reliable patient through all these years."
"It can be anybody, your mother, your sister, or your brother. It’s somebody’s somebody, and we should always remember that."
"If you or anyone in your life has been affected by addiction, always remember there is hope. We have many resources in our area waiting to help."
"It’s easy to get clean, the fight of your life is to stay clean."