Drew’s Story

I grew up in a bad neighborhood where I was jumped and bullied. To feel accepted, I hung out with an uncle who used meth regularly. Over time, I started sneaking it from him, and found myself addicted. No one in my family even noticed until I overdosed. My uncle still...

Tamela’s Story

I’m from Red Wing, Minnesota, and I grew up in a Christian family. I went to Concordia University and graduated with a teaching degree.  I was married twice, but neither marriage lasted.  After my 2nd divorce I had lots of depression and anxiety. My issues really...

Emily’s Story

My alcoholism began when I was about 23. I was in a relationship with a guy that drank every night, so I drank with him.  Over time, he wanted to quit, and was able to quit cold turkey, but I couldn’t. Instead, I often ended up drinking alone. Being drunk helped numb...