Friday, August 9, 2013

A New Way To Share Your Recovery Story - Your Experience, Strength and Hope

A provocative magazine advertisement


Yesterday while paging through a weekly news magazine, we came across a full page advertisement from THE PARTNERSHIP® AT DRUGFREE.ORG. You can see a copy of the ad to the right. Obviously the advertisement caught our attention, so we decided to investigate a little further. 

THE PARTNERSHIP® AT DRUGFREE.ORG launched "The Hope Share" January 2013


We visited THE PARTNERSHIP® AT DRUGFREE.ORG website and learned that on January 15, 2013, THE PARTNERSHIP® AT DRUGFREE.ORG announced the creation of The Hope Share. According to their press release:
"The Hope Share aims to help break the stigma surrounding addiction and unite those who are affected, giving them a place to share stories and, in turn, share hope. The overall message is that your story can change someone else’s — that one person’s story of hope can give a struggling individual or family member the strength to persevere through hard times."
If you are interested in sharing your story, you can visit the actual The Hope Share page.  And remember your story can change someone else's.

Alcoholics Anonymous is all about sharing


If you are a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or if you have ever attended an open meeting, then you are aware that Alcoholics Anonymous® is a "fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recovery from alcoholism."

So often it is the sharing of experience, strength and hope that can change someone else's story. And the co-founders of AA, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, recognized the importance of sharing from the very beginnings of AA.

Christina Huffington shares her story of cocaine addiction and more


This week Christina Huffington shared her story of cocaine addiction and more about her life and finding sobriety and recovery. She appeared on NBC's Today Show and sat down for an interview with Savannah Guthrie.

 


If you are having trouble viewing the video, you can see it here.

Christina Huffington shares more of her story in the September 2013 issue of Glamour Magazine. And she offers the following:
“I know there are thousands of those girls out there, feeling like I did: alone, isolated, and guilty. I want to tell them that getting through it is possible. And once you do get through it, you have a life.”

So today is all about sharing. Have you shared your story of recovery - your experience, strength and hope?

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