Personal Testimonies

Chloe’s Testimonial

Chloe’s Testimonial

Much of my journey leading to recovery revolves around my dad. From a very early age, I remember being afraid of him. He traveled 80 percent of the time due to a high-pressure corporate job. And when he was around, my three older siblings would clamor and compete for...

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Chloe’s Testimonial

Susan’s Testimonial

It wasn’t until Susan was older that she realized alcoholism ran in her family. This is because, though a functioning alcoholic, her father provided well for their family and she had a stable home life. This made it difficult to see that there were problems growing...

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Chloe’s Testimonial

Sister Margaret’s Testimonial

Like many who struggle with eating disorders of some kind, Sister Margaret can trace the start of her unhealthy relationship with food to being sexually abused at the age of three. “In OA (Overeaters Anonymous) meetings, I hear the same story about sexual abuse. A...

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Chloe’s Testimonial

Julie’s Testimonial

Eight years ago, Julie discovered her son was using drugs. This discovery spurred tremendous grief and suffering, leaving her and her husband feeling helpless and unable to help him recover and find healing. “I literally had no plan of action for helping him, or me,...

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Chantal’s Testimonial

When Chantal was in the 9th grade she had her first drink: her father’s peppermint schnapps. For her, it was the response to the turmoil brewing within her family, her father’s controlling and suffocating strictness and his drinking. She would move onto smoking when...

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Chloe’s Testimonial

Jon’s Testimonial

It was several decades ago while sitting around a campfire as a teenager when Jon realized what alcohol could do for him. After a few beers, he could become someone else — someone funny, good with girls, charming, self-confident — the type of person he had always...

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Chloe’s Testimonial

Jill’s Testimonial

It was after Jill graduated from nursing school and began working night shifts when it all started. She was having trouble sleeping and so she started taking NyQuil. It helped, but it came at a cost. “One day I looked under my bed and there were hundreds of bottles of...

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Chloe’s Testimonial

Emily’s Testimonial

Emily started experimenting with marijuana and alcohol when she was only 12 years old. This led her into trouble with the police and, eventually, juvenile detention. Yet, as punishment, she was forced to do community service and ended up doing it at a Catholic Church....

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