We’d like to thank everyone who took part in this inaugural challenge, we know it’s not always easy to “Recover Out Loud”, but it’s also essential to breaking down the stigma that’s attached itself to addiction, a stigma that is the #1 cause for people NOT asking for help. While AddictionUnscripted has always been a user generated content site – and will continue to be – we wanted to give what we could to help foster the collection of even more stories told through a wide range of mediums.
In order to give you time to read through the all the semi finalist stories to pick a winner, we will announce how the voting process will commence on Sunday July 24. And the actual voting time will take place from Monday July 25th until midnight EST on Weds July 27th.
Here are the semi finalists for both challenges:
#VoicesInRecovery Written Articles (In no particular order):
FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: By Carly Benson
THE ADDICT NEXT DOOR: By Rip
“CONGRESS, GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER”: By Fred Menachem
HEROIN SCARS: By Tara Bowers
A LETTER TO MY CHILDREN: By Mitzu
Narrowing down nearly 100 stories to just 5 was no easy task, and unfortunately there are some incredible stories that didn’t make the list, but again, a giant thank you to everyone who took part! The best part about this whole challenge is that everyone who contributed an entry will no doubt have a lasting affect on helping those still in pain!
#VOICESINRECOVERY Audio/Video entries (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER):
RYAN HAMPTON RECOVERS OUT LOUD ACROSS AMERICA– By Ryan Hampton
A HERO, THAT’S HOW MY SON WILL BE REMEMBERED- By Linnea Sandkuhler
PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION- By Ronnie
“A NEW BEGINNING” – By Ravana
Congratulations to all the semi-finalists, and again, details on voting to come on Sunday July 24.
Thank you again to all who participated, and to everyone who continues to submit their stories, articles, and opinions on AddictionUnscripted.com. We have some new exiting announcements to come, and we look forward to continuing our goal as a community, to help destigmatize the disorder of addiction!