Recovery Stories

Faces & Voices of Recovery: National Recovery Month Calendar

By John Winslow | August 17, 2020

The theme for 2020 National Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections. What is Recovery Month? Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each September,…

Is YOUR Country Represented on September 30th? Do you have a recovering friend from a country not yet represented that might want to be invited to join us?

By John Winslow | July 31, 2020

With two months to go before the historic inaugural launch of International Recovery Day we currently have 6 of the 7 continents and 22 countries represented. Is YOUR country’s flag represented? Many of us have a broad reach across geographical boundaries through our social media networks. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other platforms enable many folks…

Historic Global Addiction Recovery Event Draws Near

By John Winslow | July 30, 2020

 NEWS RELEASE Contact: John Winslow Email: Phone: 443 880-2094 Historic Global Addiction Recovery Event Draws Near Key Monuments and Structures Around the World Will Illuminate in Purple on September 30th as Simulated Fireworks Fill the World’s Virtual Skies in Celebration of International Recovery Day. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA., July 30, 2020 – Two months from…

Angi’s Story

By John Winslow | July 30, 2020

My name is Angi and today I’m grateful to be alive and sober. I was born into alcoholism and do not remember a time when alcohol was not present in my life. Like many kids that grew up around drinking and its consequences, I always swore “it will never happen to me.” I  was certain…

Purple ~ symbolizing the addiction recovery movement

By John Winslow | July 27, 2020

The United States’ National Recovery Month was founded in 1989. Purple was selected as our recovery movement’s official color: Subsequently, International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31), was established in 2001 to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. Today, the color purple has expanded its reach to include the addiction recovery…

What is YOUR recovery pathway?

By John Winslow | July 26, 2020

Share your recovery pathway story with the world! Our event registrants have identified over 65 pathways that support their recovery efforts… tell us about yours! TweetShareShareEmail

Kari’s Story

By John Winslow | July 25, 2020

My name is Kari and I am a person in long term recovery from addiction. What that means to me is that I have not felt a need to use mood altering substances since May 3, 1998. I took my first drink of alcohol at age 7 and experimented with THC for the first time…

Welcome to IRD

By Sylwia Majewski | December 27, 2019

Initial Introduction to International Recovery Day – Founder John Winslow introduces the initial concept and design of International Recovery Day. TweetShareShareEmail

Fadilan’s Story

By Sylwia Majewski | December 24, 2019

Fadilan AK from Singapore gives a “Shout-Out” to International Recovery Day – English version. Check out this video in Indonesian on our YouTube channel here. TweetShareShareEmail

Angelo’s Story

By Sylwia Majewski | December 24, 2019

Addiction affects all of us, transcending barriers of race, language, class, ethnicity or culture. Watch as Angelo talks about his journey and how he broke through cultural barriers and broke the silence so he could find hope again. If we talk, if we listen, if we share, we can begin to end the stigma that…

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