My name is Hannah Dordick, and I have been in recovery for a little over 6.5 years now.
I was in high school when I became addicted to drugs. I had a developed a really really bad drug problem. I used numerous substances including party drugs(molly/ecstasy), inhalants, and any pill that would help me escape. My parents put me in an outpatient rehab program so I could still go to school. I was moderately clean throughout my senior year, but then when I moved away to college my depression came back full force and I began using again — even more than I ever had.
In November of 2013, I decided to turn my life around
Instead of going back to rehab I spent time around my family and dove into yoga and meditation. I started by confronting the parts of me that I hid with my drug use. I sat and cried the pain away. I struggled with the triggers and confronted them. Then, I began creating the new sober me. Thoughts of “Who am I without drugs?” “What do I do now that I don’t have drugs to fill my time?” ran through my head. That’s when I began exploring everything: different healing modalities, meditation, physical activity, creative outlets, etc. All that exploring has gotten me to where I am today.
Over 6 years clean and the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been.
I started Rediscover & Recover because all those years ago when I was trying to get sober, I had no one. It was a time when no one talked about substance use. All I had were the basic rehab treatment programs and AA & NA. For me those two pathways didn’t work for me and I didn’t feel like I fit in with those two groups. I felt at a loss because I didn’t have any groups to be a part of or anyone to guide me through this sober journey. I had to figure things out on my own.
I don’t want anyone to feel that alone or unsupported when starting their recovery. You don’t have to do things by yourself, it doesn’t have to take you 6 years to become happy with your life and yourself.