Hey World…

My name is Valerie and I wanted to create this blog to really break the stigma of addiction and give hope to those still sick and suffering.

I’ve gone through the ringer with my heroin addiction and I’ve finally made real progress in my recovery. With everything I went through, I wanted to be able to share it so maybe just one person wont have to experience those horrors.

I love animals and have rescued four, two cats and two dogs which brought back unconditional love into my life. I’m 29 years old, from Rochester New York, and one of my biggest accomplishments was obtaining my 200HR RYT (registered yoga teacher) certification in 2014. In 2019 I started creating art and made an Etsy shop, Crystallized Canvases, a positive outlet for my recovery.

Bringing my experiences to the surface to show that recovery is possible and well worth it. Also, there are many many forms of recovery so please don’t think this is a one size fits all program. I’m going to share what has helped me get through some of the hardest moments of my life for me to experience some of the most amazing moments, sober.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any addiction related topics, please feel free to contact me and I can create a topic about it!

All the love,


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