Personal Recovery Stories Articles

Courtney Allen

Courtney Allen remembers the first time she saw the color green. She was 22 years old, a mother of two, and just a few months in recovery. She turned towards one of her oldest friends and said,...

Mike Ouellette from Sanford Maine

Mike Ouellette says the lowest point of his life was November 14, 2014. He had been struggling for a long time. He had lost his parents to cancer, and a sibling had also been diagnosed with cancer....

John Campbell from Falmouth, Maine

John Campbell from Falmouth Maine shares his thought on the journey

Brant Dadaleares

Brant Dadaleares doesn’t ask people he hires if they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. The owner of Gross Confection Bar in Portland’s Old Port offers a very specific piece of advice instead....
Brant Dadaleares

Brant Dadaleares

Brant Dadaleares doesn’t ask people he hires if they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. The owner of Gross Confection Bar in Portland’s Old Port...

Sara Kraus

Sara Kraus

Sara Kraus of Harpswell is just finishing work at a local bank. She says she’s nervous about sharing her story – “but...

Sarah Siegel

Sarah Siegel

I grew up on a tiny island called Cliff, off the coast of Portland in Casco Bay. A great deal of my childhood was...

Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman finds lasting healing through holistic practices and shows others the eclectic path recovery can take....

Glenn Simpson

Glenn Simpson

By the time Glenn Simpson awoke in a psych ward in Pennsylvania to a nurse putting an IV in his arm, he had lost track...