‘It’s Never Too Late To Recover: Nine Akron Artists on Addiction, Recovery, and Perseverance‘

June 17, 2019

Recovering from substance abuse is a lifelong journey.

Some people follow the path of 12-step recovery programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded in Akron. Every June, thousands of people gather in Akron to celebrate AA’s founders and the impact AA’s teachings have had on their lives. Others in recovery turn to medication-assisted treatment or a variety of community support groups. Most say they could not persevere without the support of their families, friends, mentors and sponsors.

This spring, the Devil Strip spoke with nine artists in recovery about their journeys. Some requested that we refer to them only by their first names, or their first names and last initials, to protect their anonymity. We have honored those requests.

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