Our Stories: Into the Light
Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

Cesar Rodriguez, a loving father and husband shares his inspiring story of how he was able to turn his life around after 17 years of heroin use. Listen to Cesar’s story below and visit our Public Awareness Page for more empowering stories....

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

A nurse with substance use disorder--Ashley Howard was afraid her career would be over. Instead, she shares a story of receiving life-saving support from her employer during one of the toughest times. Listen to Ashley’s story below and visit our Public Awareness...

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

Robert Cooper is a CCAR Authorized Recovery Coach and founder/president of Zero Hour Life Center.  Coach Rob is a person in long-term recovery and hosts a recovery podcast with peer coaches called Fired Up for Recovery. Listen to Coach Rob's story:...

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

Chelle is owner/operator of Sacred Spaces Recovery, a half-way house for people in recovery in St. Petersburg. She is a person in recovery speaking to the challenges of stigma and what is possible when we recognize people's humanity as they navigate their...

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

This year, we will launch an aggressive anti-stigma campaign. Complementing the work of local groups like The Hope Shot and emulating national players like Shatterproof, we will highlight stories of hope and recovery, and make room for those of loss...

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

Bianca Talarico is Clinical Program Manager at Riverside Recovery of Tampa. As someone whose recovery journey took multiple years and attempts, she emphasizes the importance of not giving up on people.  Even when the odds are stacked...

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

Danielle is a life coach working with women in recovery at Grace Recovery House in New Port Richey, FL. The way we talk about recovery too often focuses on simply not using rather than healing. When we think of and support each other as whole people,...

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Our Stories: Into the Light

Our Stories: Into the Light

Gary Hartfield, President and CEO of Serenity Village Inc., lost his sister Tammy to an opioid overdose. Gary leads with empathy and love, but the stigma against his sister's experiences is painful and often comes from a lack of understanding that recovery is a...

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Our Stories: Into The Light

Our Stories: Into The Light

Gary Hartfield, President and CEO of Serenity Village Inc., lost his sister Tammy to an opioid overdose. Gary leads with empathy and love, but the stigma against his sister's experiences is painful and often comes from a lack of understanding that recovery is a...

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