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Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Drugs only numb—learning to cope without them

This is Crystal’s story of how she came to learn the value of sobriety.

My friend had her drink spiked

Megan writes about what happened when two of her friends had their drinks spiked.

My struggle with an alcoholic father and brother

This is a young person's story of recognizing the damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse in her family and finding the strength to protect herself.

Don’t Stop Believin’: Coping with the Loss of Cory Monteith

Summer intern and devoted Gleek Andres Gutierrez reflects on dealing with the loss of "Glee" star Cory Monteith and the unique challenges around grief and substance abuse.

The day I was born again

This is Kennedy’s story about starting over.

Lesson learned…being gay with a drug addiction

This is the story about how a young woman found healthier ways to get through tough times.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

Girl who never heard no

Here’s Emily’s story of how she found support to recover from drug addiction.

The story of another high school kid

Here is Adam's story of how faith in God helped him recover from drug addiction and peer pressure.

I’m still here

This is Maria's story of finding the support she needed to cope with her depression.

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