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Sobriety Stories

Announcement: Stories of Recovery – Real People, Real Stories, Real Solutions

In this blog format you will find a collection of audio and video interviews of recovered alcoholics and addicts and their truly amazing, inspiring and touching stories. A key part of my successful sobriety was listening to other peoples stories of recovery. There are many reasons why this is so effective which I discuss in My Sobriety Solution, but the main objective with including these are to offer other ideas and examples of how people have […]

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Lyle Prouse – Flying Under the Influence

Do you remember where were you in 1990? Lyle Prouse sure does. He was about to have his life change…forever. Under one of the most highly publicized events of the year Lyle Prouse became infamous for being the first pilot ever arrested and sent to prison for flying under the influence of alcohol. His story, shared in his book Final Approach – Northwest Airlines Flight 650, Tragedy and Triumph, is one of the best stories of […]

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Oran Canfield – The Only Way Out is Through

Listen to Oran Canfield, son of New York Times bestselling author Jack Canfield, share the fascinating story of his life and his dark descent into the world of addiction to heroin. His story is incredibly unique, from growing up as a circus performer and juggler to being student body president of his high school to experiencing his first acid trip with famous musician Jerry Garcia’s daughter. As an adult his story was primarily centered on […]

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Ann Bruno – How She Turned a Liability into an Asset

Ann’s story starts with her first drink of Jack Daniels from her mother when she was only 4 years old to help her get over the common cold.  That rush she got from the Jack Daniels took away her feelings of discomfort which carried into her adult life  and coping mechanisms. Listen to her share her story of recovery from alcoholism which has led today to her writing a book and becoming a drug and alcohol counselor. […]

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Annmarie Serratore – Addiction was taking the me out of me

Listen as Annmarie shares her story of recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs and her struggle with bulimia. Her journey began when she was adopted as an infant and continued until she had a spiritual awakening where she realized she had to do something different and went to her mother for help. Her mother, being a recovered alcoholic as well, immediately put her in rehab which started her down the journey of recovery leading […]

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Jeffrey Taylor's Sobriety Story – A High Functioning Drunk

Listen to Jeff share his story of his alcohol-consumed life and how it destroyed his marriage, business and financial security, leaving him broken hearted and clinging onto what little he had left. It wasn’t until he was found by police, lying in a New York City gutter at 2:00 a.m., that Jeff realized that he may have a problem. He was an alcoholic. Instant Emergency Loans In Jeff’s book A Gentleman Drunk he shares his first […]

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Chris' Sobriety Story – An Honest Look In The Mirror

Listen to Chris share her story of growing up in the Bronx and how she overcame a drinking and drug addiction that started at the early age of 9 years old and continued for 29 more years. After hiding her problem for years from her husband, family, career and friends Chris finally took an honest look at herself in the mirror and knew at that point she had to quit for good. Please be patient […]

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Terry's Sobriety Story – Operation Iraqi Freedom Vet Shares

Listen to Terry share his story of alcoholism growing up in the poorest suburb in the United States, struggling with failed marriages, infidelity and post traumatic stress disorder.  His last drink came on December 4th, 2009 and he is confident that his old life is behind him and his new, healthy life, career and renewed relationships with family and friends will ensure he never drinks again. Please be patient as this may take a few […]

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Shellee Rae's Sobriety Story – Punching Her Way To Sobriety

Listen to Shellee Rae’s story of how she dissolved the pain of incest, abuse, addiction and depression to go on to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in sobriety. Her story covers painful moments, such as when she found out her father took his own life, to moments of clarity she got hitting her punching bag early on in sobriety. Shellee Rae, a holistic practitioner since 1999, shares her open loving heart with clients through […]

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Susan Armstrong's Sobriety Story – The White Picket Fence

Listen to Susan Armstrong’s heartbreaking, touching and inspirational story of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Susan bravely shares her story of being a member of a motorcycle gang, a victim of sexual and physical abuse and her experience being homeless to completely turn her whole life around. Today she is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer and coach. It was truly a pleasure to hear this amazing story and it is not one you want […]

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