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Category: Inspirational Stories

Raise Your Voice: Stories of Addiction Recovery

Raise Your Voice: Stories of Addiction Recovery

Just because National Recovery Month is over doesn’t mean the work is over! Our continuous mission to spread awareness and encouragement for recovery doesn’t end on September 31st; in order to see real and lasting change in the way society views addiction, we must not allow the conversation to die...

Recovery After Chaos: Janice Billie

Recovery After Chaos: Janice Billie

In keeping with the theme of National Recovery Month and sharing inspiration for the journey of recovery, I’m proud to share the story of Florida native and member of the Seminole nation, Janice Billie. She recently visited Harbor Village as part of our guest speaking series and hers is truly...

Recovery Story: My Weird New Life

Recovery Story: My Weird New Life

By: Marc Mcmahon Sober Four Months and Counting   If you would have told me a year ago that I would be clean and sober over four months today, I would have laughed at you! If you told me that I would be creating a Recovery Writings and Blogs collection off...

Pay It Forward: Giving Back in Addiction Recovery

Pay It Forward: Giving Back in Addiction Recovery

September is National Recovery Month! Each year we take this time out to celebrate those on the path of recovery, promote change, and encourage understanding and compassion within our communities. This is a time to reach out as a beacon in the fight to end stigmas, and combat misconceptions about...

“It Took Me 9 Minutes to Die”: Tony Ray’s Incredible Story of Redemption

“It Took Me 9 Minutes to Die”: Tony Ray’s Incredible Story of Redemption

There are some stories that, when you hear them, resonate in your soul. They give you goosebumps; they demand your complete and total undivided attention. Sometimes they seem like messages meant specifically for you, delivered through an unassuming messenger but impossible to ignore. Tony Ray has one of those stories....

Mother of Olympic Gold Medalist, Simone Biles, Opens Up About Adoption, Past Substance Abuse

Mother of Olympic Gold Medalist, Simone Biles, Opens Up About Adoption, Past Substance Abuse

What would you do if your child had the chance to not only win gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics, but to become a world-record holder as the most highly awarded female gymnast in the history of World Championships? What would you do if you had to watch it all...

Legendary Singer Chaka Khan Enters Rehab, Cites Prince’s Death as “a Wake-Up Call”

Legendary Singer Chaka Khan Enters Rehab, Cites Prince’s Death as “a Wake-Up Call”

Powerhouse R&B and Soul singer Chaka Khan has checked into a drug rehabilitation for Fentanyl addiction, citing the untimely passing of Prince as her ‘wake-up call.’ In April, 57 year old Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator of his compound and pronounced dead of a suspected drug overdose. Just...

10 Things to Remember On a Bad Day

10 Things to Remember On a Bad Day

Life has a way of sending you soaring with exhilarating highs then dealing crushing blows; it may even seem that life sets you up for the sole purpose of sending you crashing back down, leading to apprehension and paranoia of the next bad day when things are going too good....

#TransformationTuesday: Case Manager Cynthia Ingram!

#TransformationTuesday: Case Manager Cynthia Ingram!

It’s Tuesday and all of our social media platforms are about to be flooded with #TransformationTuesday posts with old baby pictures, high school yearbook photos, and other nostalgia-inspiring posts. While we certainly enjoy revisiting those moments, we wanted to utilize this #TransformationTuesday trend as a means to inspire and encourage...

#HVSoberSummer2016! Enter Our Photo Contest!

#HVSoberSummer2016! Enter Our Photo Contest!

Summer time~! Tan lines, beach trips, picnics, and vacations abroad- what a glorious time of year! Summer warmth and sunshine inspires relaxation, serenity, and rejuvenation; it’s also a time for those infamous summer parties, which can be a dangerous, slippery slope for people in recovery. Staying sober during the summer...