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NIKOS PECORARO

NIKOS PECORARO

I finally felt like I had a place where I didn’t have to adhere to a certain idea, believe this, do that, or prove anything,

This freedom to be, to choose, this assertion of the power of our autonomy. The notion that individuals know what is best for them is something that rather than exclude certain people from the world of recovery, as many recovery pathways unintentionally do, invites people to recover together instead. This is nothing short of revolutionary.

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Coreen Braden

Coreen Braden

“Hello, my name is Coreen Braden, and I am a person in long-term recovery. To me that means being able to have an open and honest relationship with my family, including my mother, something I thought never would be possible. Long-term recovery has given me the ability...

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Rocky Doom

Rocky Doom

Rocky Doom Paducah, KY Chapter Lead - I’m a member of Young People in Recovery because it provides a public channel for my voice to be heard. I love being involved because ANYONE is welcomed. Being a mid-fortyish gay male in rural Kentucky, there aren’t a lot of...

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Britny Rice

Britny Rice

Britny Rice - Columbus, OH - The road to recovery is never an easy one. That fact is a given. I wanted to give up so many times. Becoming a parent has been my biggest motivator. I am the proud mother of two beautiful twin boys who became my salvation, my knights in...

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Tee Scott

Tee Scott

My name is Tee Scott, YPR Chapter lead for Baltimore, MD. My connection with YPR is driven by its vision. A vision where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The vision and mission of YPR is true and...

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Dnechelle Pascol

Dnechelle Pascol

"I believe in alignment and attracting experiences that are meant for you on this journey and My involvement with YPR is one of healing. I am here to heal, and to help others to do the same" facebook

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Dan Burley

Dan Burley

Hi, my name is Dan Burley and I am a recovery ally. I am a retired Aerospace Engineer and ex-corporate pilot with a heart to serve the community. I’m active in prison ministry as a volunteer and eventually came to YPR in my retirement.  I been on the YPR staff for...

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Candice Seay

Candice Seay

Being a part of my community has been one of the biggest contributors to my success in recovery. During my active addiction, I was always seeking a sense of belonging and ultimately was never able to authentically fulfill that need. It was not until I joined YPR and...

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Brian Dierks

Brian Dierks

My name is Brian Dierks and I’m a person in active recovery.  I work with Young People in Recovery as a National Chapter Coordinator and Institutional Advancement Coordinator. My story begins at an early age in a household with a mother struggling with a substance use...

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