Posts tagged long-term recovery
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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