The "Someone" Project

I Was Someone . . . I Love Someone . . . I Saved Someone . . . I Hurt Someone . . .

We all have been affected by addiction in some way. Whether it is a coworker, a spouse, a child, a friend, a parent or even ourself – we each have a story to tell. When we speak out and share our experiences with alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health, we shed the stigma that’s preventing people suffering with addiction from coming out, having a conversation and, perhaps most importantly, seeking treatment.

What is Your Story?

We encourage you to join our conversation by telling us about your “Someone”.

Their Stories

Cynthia

I was 51 years old by the time I reached Prelude. Alcohol and drugs were a part of my life for over 30 years. I’ll never forget the day I walked through those doors. I was so scared and so broken down by then I knew this was my last chance or I would die.…
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Ken

Ken dodged a bullet. Almost literally. A high speed car chase ended in a standoff. On the run from drug charges, he found himself surrounded by police with guns drawn. It was like something out of a movie; only at that point, a Hollywood ending didn’t seem possible. The best he could hope for was…
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Jan

When Jan’s roommate asked her to stop bringing the people she was partying with to their apartment, it seemed like a simple enough request. She understood her roommate being uncomfortable with noise and the people. And Jan had a simple solution: she took herself to the party instead of bringing it home with her. She…
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Jenny

Jenny knew what it was to have a life. She ran her own business. She had family and friends. She also had a meth addiction. She thought she covered it well. Since she was her own boss, there was no one to notice if she was late to work. Being the only supervisor though, and…
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Matt

What makes a person initiate a change in their life? Does it come from within? Of course. Are there external motivators? Absolutely. In Matt’s case, change was motivated from both places. Matt had been drinking for almost half his life. In fifteen years, he hadn’t had more than two days sober. Yet, he maintained a…
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I’m thankful I had the chance to get clean and now I can move forward. I don’t have to live like that now and I’m grateful for my second chance to be ME, the best me.

Anonymous

Residential Client

Today is my sixth month of sobriety. I thought drugs were the fix to all my health and random struggles. Thank you for helping me discover what I really needed. With your help know I can do it!

Anonymous

Residential Client

I just want to say thank you for helping ME to save MY life!

Anonymous

Residential Client

For the rest of my life I’ll be in recovery – because just one slip can blow everything. The most important thing for me to remember is that despite the mistakes I’ve made, I am still a good person and have much to give. I stay clean because I wake up every day and promise myself that I won’t do drugs that day. Imagining not doing drugs ever again sounds too overwhelming, so I take it a day at a time.

Anonymous

Residential Client

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