Stories from College Students, a Few Graduates, and One Mother
The path to recovery is a trek from self-discovery to action.
Live happy, healthy, and free.
The courageous young storytellers in this book describe the journey from the pain of addiction to the joy of connection. journey. Their stories shed new light on ways to grow and sustain good emotional health for anyone wanting to live with steadiness, peace of mind, and joy.
You can listen to the stories, too, through pre-recorded audio tracks found in the book. Listen here.
As a member of the recovery community, I’ve learned there are many reasons we misuse drugs and alcohol. Childhood traumas. How we’re wired, with keen, chaotic brains and sensitive but relentless natures. Sometimes mental illness is involved. But i also hear versions of this, in the hundreds of recovery meetings I’ve attended: “I am unlovable.”
Too many young people are dying from that woundedness. So I wrote this book, a form of empowerment, to honor those who have pushed through their pain, and found joy and hope-rich recoveries. They are models to show other young adults that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and all you can become. Self-love, and the grit to press on, undergird all good programs of recovery.
The proceeds from the sale of this book go to ARHE, Association of Recovery in Higher Education. ARHE is the only association exclusively representing college students in recovery, and staff and faculty who support them. Learn more about ARHE here.