I had the unique pleasure and privilege of meeting (nay, HUGGING!) our latest RePro feature, Ms. Veronica Valli, in October of 2015 at the historic UNITE to Face Addiction rally on the Washington, D.C. downtown mall. I was so proud of this lady for traveling on her own with her little baby boy, Luke, for this monumental event. Not only that, but it was such a dream to meet so many amazing women and men in recovery, and especially in the recovering blogging niche. It was a first time reunion for many of us. And now? We'll be reunited again in just a couple of weeks as official members of the She Recovers in NYC blogger team! Huzzah!
Name: Veronica Valli
Location: Long Island, NY
Recovery date (turning point for mental illness or addiction): 5/8/2000
Creative niche (art, music, writing, entrepreneurship, etc.):
Blogging, writing, helping
If applicable, drug of choice (or *not* of choice):
Recovery story in a nutshell:
Born different, found alcohol at 15, that worked for about 2 years before I hit my rock bottom. Drug induced psychosis. 10 years of looking for help, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal. Found help, got sober, emotional rock bottom because of relationships. Gift of desperation, worked harder on myself then I've ever worked. RECOVERED. My life is real, amazing, challenging and it totally rocks.
Top 5 Recovery Tools:
2. Telling on myself
3. Connection with other people in recovery
5. Working with newcomers