Shirley Gover of Nikolai shares her story of alcohol misuse and recovery. Unhappy with her life and worried about her health, she gives her life over to God and begins again. In recovery, she works to re-establish broken relationships with her children, parents, and family. By forgiving herself, she is able to find a new peace.
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I am truly grateful
Everything was falling apart. I was about to drop out of school (again), I was about to get fired from my job (again), and every time I turned around someone else I loved was dying from the disease of addiction. All for a drink, a drug, an escape from reality. I was so insecure, anxious, and depressed that I couldn’t stand being in my own skin. […]
We're all in this together
My name is Ericka Weynand, I’ve been sober for 8 years. Today, I’m a loving daughter, sister and Auntie, proud Mom of 3, a college graduate and a woman in love with life… but that wasn’t always the case. My early recovery was rough; I was what they call “a chronic relapser.” I can’t remember […]
I KNEW IT WAS TIME TO CHANGE
I do this one day at a time and sooner rather than later- you will have some time sober. Love yourself and be gooder than yesterday!
Before recovery, I was broken in every which way. What made me realize I had a huge problem was when my family didn’t want to be around me anymore. […]
THE MOMENT I QUIT DRINKING, I WAS BORN AGAIN
I wasn’t my true self. People lost trust and respect for me. I lied to cover up my addiction. I stole money for my next drink. I carried bottles of hard liquor in my purse so I could have enough to drink, but it was never enough. I was homeless. I lost my apartment because […]