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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.

Don’t ignore it

This is a young man’s story of how he found the support he needed to recover from a dangerous addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Turning to drugs is NEVER an answer

This is an important story about how one person learned that taking painkillers is not a good solution for the stress in your life.

Never say it’s impossible

Here’s Dillon’s story of how he learned the value of perseverance.

I never look before I leap

This is a young man’s story of how he realized the love of family and friends is enough to make life worth living.

I drank because of him

This is a young woman's story of her journey toward recovering from an addiction to alcohol.

Life cannot be fixed with a shot of vodka

Story from a 20 year old female about the abusive relationship she used to have with alcohol, and coming to the realization that alcohol could not be her best friend forever and that she had to change her life.

From hopeless to happy

This is Julianne's story of battling drug and alcohol addiction with professional help and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Back from the dead

This is a story of hope and strength for all of you who are under the influence of the "devil" himself.

Look around! Help is so near!

Here is Gerald's story of seeking help after recognizing the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Learning to say ‘No’

This is a young man's story about creating boundaries with his alcohol use.

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