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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.


This is the story of a young woman who found freedom from the pain of sexual abuse and depression.

I was addicted to pain killers

This is Becca's story of overcoming her addiction to painkillers with the support of a friend and her own determination.

I’m not a junkie, I’m a survivor

Forum member RicanSurvivor's story of seeking out the help he needed to overcome addiction, depression and an abusive past.

Anyone can make it

This is the story of how the fallout from one night inspired Dakota to get sober and commit to recovery.

Putting emotional pain into poetry


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A story of overcoming addiction and abuse by seeking help and embracing creative outlets.


A 22 year old female's story about drug problems and getting help.

Redemption: It happens!

This is Justin's story of overcoming a dependence on marijuana through professional support and newfound faith.

Living each day as a blessing

Justin's story of coming to terms with his dependence on marijuana and embracing his faith as a coping strategy.

An ocean of alcohol

Tyler's story of struggling with the alcoholism in his family and learning to feel comfortable with his decision to stay sober.

My drinking and pill problem

This is Stephanie's story of finding the support and strength it took to quit drinking and taking pills when life seemed hopeless.

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