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Ashley's Story


Hi everyone My name is Ashley. I am almost 35 year old Wife & Mama ❤️ and have been in Recovery for going on 5 years. I was born & raised in a small town in East TN, married my highschool sweetheart & we lived the military life for 8 years until my husband was injured while deployed so I then became the proud wife of a disabled veteran. I have had a life long struggle with fertility issues & had long journeys to both of my babies. My daughter Kyra who is my oldest was born in 2011 & my son Wyatt was our surprise, he was born in 2020. We started over and my kiddos are a full decade apart in age! 🤪

My Husband and I have been married 18 years this year, I got married very young & am blessed to say we have beaten the odds. My family relocated from East TN and moved to Coastal SC🏝 3 years ago & getting to start over in a place that we love so much has been one of the best decisions we ever made.

I do come from a long family history of addiction and alcoholism. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, My Father, Siblings etc… I myself never had any substance issues until I was in my early 20’s. And my story is like a lot of others in how it started. I had a surgery in 2013 and unfortunately got sick after that surgery. Started being plagued with strange symptoms. Fatigue, Brain Fog, Digestive issues amounf others but the my obvious symptom was pain. Pain all over my body, every day. That didn’t go away with rest and Tylenol. After several months I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at age 25, and began a long journey of treatments, therapies and medications and eventually that journey lead to opiates, being the only treatment that actually significantly helped my pain. What started off so routine and innocent in the beginning eventually turned into a full blown addiction & dependency that took over my life for over 5 years.

Addiction took nearly everything from mw but thankfully to the god Lord & a few close people in my life not giving up on me. I finally found recovery in late 2017.

Today I think back on where I was and how far I have come & it’s amazing how much better life can be. Life isn’t easy and it’s a work in progress every day choosing to stay on the right path. Having my Savior, amazing family/friends & recovery community for support helps me keep moving forward every day❤️

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