Recovery Journals

March 8, 2019

This is my story…

My name is Tina, and I’m an alcoholic and drug addict in recovery for 10 years now. Let me tell you my story. Grab some coffee […]
February 26, 2019

Walking The Walk

My story starts pretty much like everyone else’s. A great church going family, with a Mom and Dad who raised my brother and I in a […]
February 25, 2019

I was once a strong beautiful woman and a mother..

My name is Millie G. – I am a grateful recovering addict from Elkview West Virginia. Before I came to the watershed I was afraid alone […]
January 31, 2019

Julian’s Story

My story starts out pretty simple. I had a really good childhood growing up in Knoxville, TN. My mother worked to support me and my sister […]
January 15, 2019

It’s hard to hope for a rainbow while struggling to survive the storm.

It’s said that addiction isn’t just the problem of an addict, but that it is also a family problem. Several years ago, I watched my college-aged […]
December 6, 2018

I have regained the trust that I lost so long ago. 

My name is Angie and I’m an alcoholic.  My story starts like many.  I grew up in a lower-class family.  I am the oldest of four […]
September 27, 2018

I Never…..

I Never….. …thought I would lose everything. …once considered alcoholism and drug addiction would happen to me. …wanted to be divorced. …imagined leaving my daughter behind. […]
July 12, 2018

Letting Go

Letting go is never an easy task for anyone to experience. So many people would say let go and let God, but they forget to tell […]
July 12, 2018

Unimaginable Hope

While being on a 5 day drunk, it finally came down to my complete and utter desperation.  My marriage was over, my kids were a mess, and I […]
June 26, 2018

The Phoenix

My name is Terri.  I was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to the United States when I was 27 years of age. I had a […]
September 20, 2017

Found The Watershed

My name is Regi. This morning I got up as usual, saw my wife off to work and then proceeded about the work of getting my […]
September 14, 2017

Where I’m Supposed To Be

Hello, my name is Kathleen J and I am an alcoholic. I have been battling this disease on and off for over 15 years; starting in […]
August 3, 2017

Life At The Shed

“It was the worst of times…it was the worst of times.” That’s exactly how I felt and what I thought when I entered the double doors […]
August 2, 2017

Walking in God’s Grace

My name is Grace, and I am an alcoholic. I never thought that I would be an alcoholic, or abuse drugs, or sleep with men for […]
July 24, 2017

I Hated Life And Myself

So what brought to The Watershed was I have been using IV heroin and alcohol every day for about 6 years since I was 16 years […]
July 24, 2017

From Good, To Bad, To Worse

Here is my story…First of all let me start off by saying that my name is Kev & I am an alcoholic. I came to TWS […]
June 15, 2017

My Story of 39 Years of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

I was born in Italy on June 26, 1962. My father was in the military and we lived abroad, I’m so blessed to be an American. […]
June 15, 2017

A Few Simple Rules

Hi my name is Alex and I am a recovered alcoholic. My sobriety date is 01/10/2016 and I was 18 years old at the time. I […]
June 9, 2017

A Slave to Drugs No More

I was born, in Trenton, NJ. My dad was an alcoholic/addict who was never a part of my life so I was raised by my mom […]
June 8, 2017

Sick and Frustrated

On January 18th of last year I found myself broke, sick and frustrated. I had no money, my boyfriend had no money, and I had lost […]