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Stories of Addiction

Addiction can affect anyone, and stigma is often the biggest barrier to seeking help. Personal and unique stories break down the stereotypes of what addiction may look like, and offer hope for recovery.

If you'd like to share your story, please contact Dr. Jonathan Avery (joa9070@med.cornell.edu212-746-3738)

Taylor's Story

Taylor's Story | Weill Cornell Medicine

Substance use seldom occurs in isolation. It typically is accompanied by other mental health conditions. This is problematic, given that individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use tend to receive incomplete treatment—and incomplete treatment leads to poor outcomes. 

Read more from the family of Taylor Rhodes in this blog post about their son and their journey to find care for his co-occurring disorders.

Video produced by Sarah Kamaras Productions 

Ronald's Story

Stories of Recovery | Ronald's Story | Weill Cornell Medicine