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I would like you to meet Cheryl. She is an Alcoholism Survivor. Alcoholism is defined as a chronic disease including uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol. Alcohol is addictive and the alcoholic needs to drink more and more to either keep up with their peers or to get the same feelings. Cheryl started out small and moved onto stronger things as she was trying to fit in and feel good. Some of the pictures are not pretty, yet neither is the addiction. Cheryl is sharing her story in the hope that it helps someone else. If one person looks at alcoholism differently, or gets help, then she has not done this for “naught”. For 10 years alcohol controlled her life. Cheryl has been sober for over a year now. She took control of her life and she wins! One day at a time.


Faces of Survival

I have started a new project. This project represents healing and brings hope to many.   “From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that’s says ‘I survived'” ~Craig Scott. Everyone has a story. Some stories need to be told. These stories heal us. They inspire others. These stories need to be told. 

Let me introduce you to Cheryl. She is my first story. She is an alcoholic that has been sober for a year now. He story humbled me. It gave me hope of surviving my own story. 

I will be posting her story on my Facebook page. Faces of Survival visit us often and read our stories. 

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