Austin Cooper, 29, of Orlando, Florida, is on a mission to help recovering alcoholics and addicts by spreading positive messages to those who need to hear it most as widely as he can. His social media movement, Sober Evolution, is saturated with motivational quotes and ripe with discussions among those in the recovery community who want to support one another. Right now, he’s gearing up to travel from city to city while documenting stories of those who have achieved success after overcoming problems with alcoholism and addiction. On his rise from rock bottom, he has tried to pay it forward by giving back what was so freely given to him to anyone with access to the Internet and a desire to get clean.
Kip Shubert, 49, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, lost his car, house, and the respect of almost everyone he knew before the threat of losing his job as a middle school social studies teacher—and custody of his own children—finally pushed him to seek help.
“One Rep” Marv, 31, of San Diego, California says he found his purpose after a decade-long battle with addiction: spreading the message that since addiction affects us mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, our physical health must be addressed through fitness and proper nutrition. After three years sober, he quit his day job and started his own company, One Rep at a Time. We chatted with Marv about how he thrives in recovery.
Daniel D. Mauer, a former pastor, was a secret addict. Here’s his story about getting help, getting sober, and life in sobriety.
This Yoga Teacher and Recovery Coach Talks Dealing with His Fiancée’s Cancer Diagnosis and Staying Sober
After his using took him everywhere from jail to rehab, David Adam, has been sober since October 2013. Read on to learn about David’s recovery journey.
William Hopkins, 24, lives in New York City and has been sober for eight years. After a damaging experience at a rehab facility that has since been shut down, he continues to hold tight to his sobriety and made it out on the other side.