A culmination of thought, advice, and personal experience from Heroes In Recovery Lead Advocates and Guests, who help bring our cause to light.

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Amy Cooper

Sober? Sex?

March 24, 2017 by Amy Cooper

Those of us who struggle with addiction have to be mindful after we become sober from the drug or drink of our choice. It is important to stay vigilant and avoid crossing into another addiction because of a temporary need to release oxytocin and endorphins.

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Bo Brown

We Are Fighting for Our Lives

March 21, 2017 by Bo Brown

We all know that addiction recovery is a life-long fight. It is resistant to treatment and prone to relapse. I am saddened by those friends that have lost their fight. It only makes me more determined to not be a statistic and to continue to fight. The last person that passed away was only 22. He was intelligent and had the world at his feet.

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Jamie Thompson

I Woke Up When I Died That Day

March 17, 2017 by Jamie Thompson

On this St. Patrick’s Day 2017, I share my story with you. If you feel like giving up… please don’t. If you feel like there is no way out… there is! Let others love you until you can love yourself. The feelings of hopelessness and helplessness are only temporary. I promise!

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Bo Brown

Changing My Inner Dialogue

March 8, 2017 by Bo Brown

It wasn’t until I took my first drink and drug that I found some kind of comfort in the liquid courage. I found my group of friends in my teenage years that shared similar interests. That interest was getting high and getting drunk.

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Susanne Johnson

Exit Addiction

March 4, 2017 by Susanne Johnson

I was so excited about my own success that I tried to tell everyone around me that my way was the only way to go, and that no other way mattered. My life experiences and the knowledge I have gained over the years have taught me differently. I now believe that every person who has a desire to enter recovery should find his or her own path, based on individual strengths and points of view.

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