Hear Their Stories

Cotto – English:
Cotto talks about the stigma he encountered during 25 years of addiction, and the recovery which reunited him with everything in his life he holds dear.

Cotto – Español:
Cotto habla sobre el estigma que se encontró durante 25 años de la adicción y la recuperación que lo reunió con todo en su vida lo que ama .

Mike:
Mike shares how his own feelings of shame about his addiction pushed him away from the family that loves him, and the treatment he deserved.

Stephanie:
Stephanie describes how even after entering recovery, the stigma of her past addiction continued to haunt her.

Sue:
Stephanie’s mother shares a powerful story of a daughter’s addiction, a mother’s love, and the stigma which they faced together.

Anthony:
Anthony recounts how hurtful words like “junkie” and “drug fiend” drove him even further into the despair of his addiction.




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