Posts in Guest Blogger
Lost, by Darren Reed

I was as lost as I could be with no idea how I got where I was. This is not how my life was supposed to go. I had overcome so much, accomplished many things and yet I was here on the floor of my apartment, hallucinating after a night of alcohol and drug use. Where did I go wrong? When did it start? I had my first drink and became drunk at the age of 11. For me, alcohol was an immediate love. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was empty inside and alcohol filled that void. This was not my parents' fault. Perhaps I was born with a genetic predisposition to alcohol and mental illness…

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Veteran's Day Spotlight: Ali, U.S. Marine Veteran

You all may recognize me as the one that wrote about being “Sober AF” in September. Well, the lovely people at Recovree thought of me when wanting to do a spotlight for Veteran’s Day. …Oh yeah. I forgot to mention in my previous blog post that I am a six-year Marine Corps Veteran. It’s not something I purposefully left out. I quite literally just forgot to mention it.

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From Kickball to Smudge Walks - The Story of the Sober Squad

My name is Colin and I am a 33-year-old member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. I come from a close-knit community where everybody knows everybody and we all are basically related some way or another. Reservations are kind of known for their drug and crime rates across the state. But at the same time, they are also known for how beautiful our culture and philosophies can be.

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Beyond the Brink

My name is Brandy Brink; I am a woman in Long term recovery. I have struggled with addiction for most of my life. The first time I went to treatment I was 12 years old. I’ve been in and out of recovery more times than I can count. My story is no different than anyone else’s. I grew up in an abusive home and by the age of 12, I was a ward of the state. I spent the next 3 years in and out of foster care and group homes.

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