Our mission is to deal hope and foster dignity for those who live with substance use and other mental health issues through community service, awareness and education events that celebrate individuals in long-term recovery.
My name is Jerry and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since March, 22, 2012 and because of that, I started going to church and volunteering at church and higher grounds.
My first drug I ever used was Pot but eventually progressed to Meth.
II knew I had a problem with drugs when my home got raided.
I turned to treatment to get help me get started on my road to recovery. Recovery has changed my life. Because I'm not using and I've found God, my life is so good now. To maintain my recovery I go to meetings and participate in the pro-social activities that Better Life in Recovery offers like the floats and camp outs.
My name is Jesse Rowland and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since 1-1-2016 and because of that, I have turned my life around and started a Faith Based recovery meeting called 417 New Life Entertainment.
I use to bring dope to the table. Now I bring hope to the table. The first drug I ever used was Marijuana at age 9. My drug use progressed to Meth and Alcohol
I knew I had a problem when I woke up every day and the first thing I wanted to do was get high before anything. My life was unstable. I was nothing but a lowlife drug addict, dope dealing convict.
What helped me the most was surrendering to God and a...
My name is Kimberly Wilson, and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since Jan 9, 2014, and because of that, I found myself. I have love again, I am loved by my awesome daughters. They see me now as their hero, I am trusted by the Springfield Recovery Community Center leaders to help them run a community center in Springfield. I owe it all to God.
I started my use with meth at age 25. I realized I had a problem when I got arrested and charged with Manufacturing and possession in 2013. I went to jail in 2014. I had to listen to my girls cry while their youngest sisters were taken by their dad. I knew then my life had to change...
My name is Richard Cunningham and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since June 23rd ,2016 and because of that, I can have a relationship now. Not a significant other relationship. But father, Brother, Son, plus most importantly with GOD.
I started using substances at age 14 and my drug of choice became Meth at age 25
What made me realize I had a problem? ( S.P.D) LOL/ Later on in my addiction it was my loved ones. But then eventually the judicial system through gang affiliation and Drug activity.
What helped most in my recovery was changing my playground is what did it for me and god (not realizing it at the time but...
My name is Nicklas and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since April 27, 2015 and because of that today I enjoy my life.
The first drug I ever tried was marijuana, at the age of 14 but eventually I moved on to my drug of choice, methamphetamine. I first realized that I had a problem when I could no longer function as a responsible adult. My family wanted nothing to do with me. I couldn’t hold a job. I thought about suicide because I couldn’t control my usage or my actions. When I got sober, the prosecuting attorney was trying to send me back to prison for 20 years and I would have had to do 17 years before I could be considered fo...
Hi, my name is David, and I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means for me is that I have not used drugs or alcohol since January 31, 2009, and because of that I have been able to accomplish things I would never have dreamed possible. I am a husband, father, sponsor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, hope dealer and director of the nonprofit Better Life in Recovery (BLiR).
I was abused physically and sexually as a child. I used alcohol and other drugs to escape my past and deal with anger, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder I was diagnosed with. I was introduced to methamphetamine my senior year and partying ended up being more important than school, so I dropped out of sch...