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Read Our Stories of Addiction & Recovery
A large part of our redesigned website for The Halton Equitable Drug Strategy is dedicated to personal journeys/ stories related to addiction & recovery; stories that can inspire, stories that can break down stigma, stories that people can learn from, stories specific to Halton.
Click on any of the links below to read stories of addiction & recovery that have been submitted to us.
Or Click Here to find out how you can submit a story of your own.
“If the drugs and alcohol weren’t going to kill me, the things I was doing while under the influence of them would have.”
I am so lucky to be alive today. If the drugs and alcohol weren’t going to kill me, the things I was doing while under the influence of them would have. I grew up in a nice neighborhood, with nice parents; got along with my siblings (for the most part) and had lots of friends. […]
When my counsellor requested a few of us to write our story, the first thought that popped into my head was EXHAUSTION! My story consists of ups and downs, twists and turns and tons of rewrites. Throughout my 24 years of my life I’ve had the amazing chance to rewrite my endings. Currently my story […]
“Bullying, self-esteem, mental health issues. Pot was not my problem, it was my solution. Now I’ve found a better way. “
I want to start by telling you what my life is like today. I have a job, which I go to every day. I have a loving, mutual trusting relationship with someone who I consider to be my life partner. I have a driver’s license, a high school diploma, and I even attended college, which […]
Having lived experience with mental health concerns, self -medicating with drugs and alcohol, practicing harm reduction and submitting to addiction, I strived to find the “Why”. Over a period of several years I was treated by psychiatrists, psycho-therapists, group supports and anti-depressant medication to no avail. Having left no stone unturned, a Doctor specializing in […]
For the longest time I thought my drinking was normal. Sure, I puked quite often and didn’t remember some things the next day, but it’s not like I drank every day. Plus a lot of people I knew drank like I did and it wasn’t like it was affecting my life that much. The problem […]