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Today I Matter

These are just a few of the faces that addiction has taken. They are someone’s child, parent, brother, sister. Recovery is available, and it is possible. Reach out and get connected today. ❤️

Check out the video here!

Recovery is Possible!

Check out this Inspirational Video!


“I swear to God I am not my story.” Many of us have struggled immensely throughout our lifetimes, just as this famous actor did. His story shows us, however, that we must not remain stuck in the mud, but rather make a choice to become better than the difficult hand life has dealt us. Recovery from ANYTHING is possible. I AM LIVING PROOF! 🙂

Talking to Your 10-year-old Self


Check out the video above. What would you say to your 10-year-old self?

Sometimes, looking in the mirror and finding the courage to say or even think something positive about myself is the hardest part of my day. This comes from years of not having a voice, not feeling heard, feeling like I had to hide and be ashamed. I eventually learned to cope, but by doing all the wrong things-but by being able to grow and find pure, honest connections with the people I love most in my life, I am slowly able to take back some of those horrible things I used to say about myself and replace them with positive vibes and compliments. It doesn’t matter how much I was hurt or had to go through, I am still able to love ME.

If I Can, You Can!

The last couple weeks I found myself out of energy, feeling emotionally drained. Nevertheless, the reasoning didn’t seem to be because I wasn’t sleeping okay, or because there was anything negative going on in my life. I found out that I was just tired of what the system does to people, the fact that it drills this horrible concept into “patients” heads that they are never going to amount to anything, that they are going to have to live the rest of their lives institutionalized, being intensively monitored for their safety as well as for the safety of others. That’s the thing that pisses me off though, SOCIETY IS WRONG.

I was supposed to be one of those people, who was locked up in a state institution until an old age because I was “incapable” of managing my feelings, “out of control”, etc. I was on one to one supervision for months on end for my self-harm behaviors on countless occasions. I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE RIGHT NOW. But I am, and I truly believe there’s a reason for that.

You see, society is trained to run in a never-ending circle, and me getting out and NOT becoming the statistic they expected and dictated me to be is like “against the rules.” Now here’s where the draining part comes in- when someone is used to being a certain way for such a long time, and has most of society telling them that they aren’t going to be able to amount to anything because of an “illness” or diagnosis, then it’s like teaching an old dog new tricks.

Moral of the story- People, RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE, we have to stop the amount of limitations we set on people just because they are “different” for ANY reason. Different people can do amazing things. 🙂

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Alcoholism can effect anyone at any moment, anywhere… it’s super important that we spread awareness about the use and abuse of alcohol–the serious health risks of binge drinking, overconsumption and  generally, how alcohol affects your judgment as well as your safety.

We need to realize how it affects families, friends, and communities.

This year, people all over the world participated in an “alcohol free weekend”. People of all ages, who may or may not struggle with alcohol, abstain from drinking alcohol for three days. This weekend encourages those who may need help, to seek resources and also helps spread the word about alcoholism.

If you or anyone you know may need help, check out some resources in our “Support by Topic” section.  https://turningpointct.org/resources/support-by-topic/

Looking for more groups and information for you, a friend, or family member in Connecticut? Find them on our map at map.turningpointct.org ! Don’t see a program or group that you know about? Add it to the map!

Need somewhere to vent?  Check out our forum:https://turningpointct.org/lets-talk/topic/life-without-alcohol/

<— Alcohol use explained diagram on the left!