There is so much value in the sharing of people's stories of hope and recovery. The more we hear about other people's experiences, the greater the chances of reducing stigma and increasing understanding.

Recovery is the journey of a lifetime. Dealing with the challenges of day-to-day life against a backdrop of judgement and a lack of understanding can be painful. But there are also stories of miracles and meaningful contributions to our communities. These are just a few of those stories.

The affects of addiction go far beyond the addict, changing the lives of family, friends and work colleagues. These are a few stories of mothers who have lost children to addiction: They share their stories to illustrate the importance of support and the removing of stigma.