Category Archives: Faces of Recovery

addiction is a brain disease – having people share their stories of long-term addiction recovery helps others understand it’s possible

Todd McCollough Shares His Story of Recovery

Todd McCollough Shares His Story of Recovery

So many people can be helped when a person shares their story of recovery because there continues to be a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engagedContinue Reading

Guest Author William G. Borchert  Shining the Light on Family Addiction

Guest Author William G. Borchert Shining the Light on Family Addiction

Today’s guest author, William G. Borchert, is shining the light on family addiction. As readers of BreakingThecycles.com well know, this disease affects not only the person who has the substance use disorder (aka addiction), but it affects their families. Together, they represent approximately 120 million Americans – that’s roughly one-third the American population! So it is with greatContinue Reading

William Miko Speaks Out as Today’s Face of Recovery

There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engaged lives — the same kinds of lives as people who do not have this disease. But allContinue Reading

Addiction Recovery – Now That’s Success – Face of Recovery Andy Vergara

Addiction Recovery – Now That’s Success – Face of Recovery Andy Vergara

There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engaged lives — the same kinds of lives as people who do not have this disease. But all theContinue Reading

Sean O – Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery

Sean O – Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Sean O – today’s Face of Addiction Recovery– who has graciously agreed to share his story of alcohol, cocaine and heroin addiction and recovery. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic,Continue Reading

Chris Karl – Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery

Chris Karl – Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Chris Karl – today’s Face of Addiction Recovery, who has graciously agreed to share his story of alcohol and benzodiazepines (Xanax) addiction and recovery. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic,Continue Reading

Face of Addiction Recovery – Sandi – Shares Her Story

Face of Addiction Recovery – Sandi – Shares Her Story

Addiction is a developmental brain disease and typically begins in adolescence. There are five key risk factors that contribute to developing the disease: early use, childhood trauma, mental illness, social environment and genetics. And just as the risk factors that affect one person and not another or affect one person in varying degrees as comparedContinue Reading

Stephanie Brenner – Sharing Her Story of Heroin Addiction Recovery

Stephanie Brenner – Sharing Her Story of Heroin Addiction Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Stephanie Brenner – today’s Face of Recovery, who has graciously agreed to share her story of her heroin addiction and the recovery journey she’s taken. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have theContinue Reading