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Category: Inspirational Stories

Binge Drinker, Food Addict, Turned Drug Rehab Counselor

Binge Drinker, Food Addict, Turned Drug Rehab Counselor

Jan. 6th— In an uplifting story published by the Daily Mail university student Charlotte DeAbreau had an entirely unhealthy relationship with food. In a sense, she was a food addict. Fortunately, after graduating Charlotte regained control over her life, and stopped consuming entire pizzas after a night of partying. Although...

Hunger Games Star Wes Bentley Encourages Drug Addicts to Get Clean

Hunger Games Star Wes Bentley Encourages Drug Addicts to Get Clean

Dec. 2nd– We all know and love The Hunger Games star Wes Bentley as the infuriatingly lovable, and mildly evil, Gamemaker Seneca Crane- and we remember his role in American Beauty. Bentley is making a splash in the lives of those who are afflicted with drug addiction by revealing his...

Cop Inspires Man to Stay to Kick the Habit

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As reported by the Park Rapids Enterprise in the article Man Thanks Local Cop For His 14 Years of Sobriety (7/12), a man who was arrested on July 4, 2000 recently celebrated 14 years of sobriety and owes it all to the cop who pulled him over. According to the...

From Drug Addict to Poet

From Drug Addict to Poet

As reported by The Boston Herald in the article Ex-Addict, A Poet, Details Drug Journey (6/24), a former drug addict shares his story of how he became addicted to Oxycontin and heroin and how he is now living a sober lifestyle. His first experience with Oxycontin was at a party,...

New York Mother Goes Above and Beyond to Help Drug Addicted Son

New York Mother Goes Above and Beyond to Help Drug Addicted Son

As reported by the Post Star in the article Mother Takes Comfort in Son’s Survival of Drug Abuse (6/22), one New York mother shares her story of how she went above and beyond to help get her only child out of the clutches of drug abuse. Noting that she saw...

Mitchell Jackson becomes an inspiration

Mitchell Jackson becomes an inspiration

Mitchell Jackson, a former drug dealer in Portland, went on to write a novel and now teaches at New York University. On Wednesday, he addressed a group of Multnomah County adults on probation or parole. (Maxine Bernstein/The Oregonian)[/caption]As reported by OregonLive.com in the article Mitchell Jackson, from Portland Drug Dealer...

High School Students Share Their Personal Stories About Drug Abuse

High School Students Share Their Personal Stories About Drug Abuse

As reported by WYMT TV, two Eastern Kentucky high school students have began to share their stories with the world after overcoming their personal drug addictions. One student, Kimberly Barett, related her struggle to a similar struggle that her father had. She felt that watching her dad go through substance...

Four States “Significantly Positive” For Latino Success At Drug Treatment Centers

Four States “Significantly Positive” For Latino Success At Drug Treatment Centers

According to a recent study, four states—Florida, Texas, Kansas and Oregon have minority success rates significantly positive for Latinos in relation to white clients for completing drug abuse treatment programs. A University of Iowa study, which was published in the May Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal, found that were wide...

Addicted To Drugs, Man Uses Long Distance Running To Recover

Addicted To Drugs, Man Uses Long Distance Running To Recover

One Washington man used running and found freedom from drug addiction. His inspiring success story gives new hope to those who are chained to chemical dependencies. Most of the time, addiction begins with someone running away from their problems by utilizing drugs and/or alcohol. Fortunately for Northeast Washington resident Walter...