Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Want to share your recovery story? Sean Morrison wants to talk to you.
Morrison, an advocate for the Heroes in Recovery movement, is setting out Wednesday, July 11, for a 30-day road trip. On that road trip, he’s made it his mission to collect 60 stories of recovery. He says, as with the Heroes in Recovery movement, that through stories the stigma associated with addiction and mental illness can be eased.
“These are stories of our journey and celebrate who we are today, not who we were,” says Morrison, of Michigan. “They inform others of how recovery affects all of us, not just the individual dealing with addiction and/or mental illness.”
Morrison will be blogging throughout his adventure here. It will also be where he collects the stories he uncovers. Readers are encouraged to track his journey through his blog, and reach out to him if he’ll be traveling near. Here is his planned road trip route.
If Morrison won’t be near you on his trip — which will be from Colorado to New York City to Nashville Tenn. — he encourages those to still be a part of his journey in an online capacity. Readers can share their stories online, too.
Heroes in Recovery celebrates the efforts of those who seek the addiction and mental health help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated. The grassroots movement is intended to remove the social stigma associated with people in recovery, to recognize the heroic effort it takes to overcome the obstacles in seeking help and to celebrate the act of preventing the past from kidnapping the future.
Morrison says he knew becoming a Heroes in Recovery advocate was the right decision for him.
“It’s a passion of mine to help people in recovery. It has strengthened my sobriety and allowed me to follow my dream of making lasting friends and supporting a community I believe in.”