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Linda's Story of Triumph Over Adversity

Created by Linda Hicks

Linda's Story of Triumph Over Adversity

How my alcoholic stepfather raged during my childhood with physical abuse, sexual abuse and food abuse.

I'm recovering from alcoholism, opiate addiction, tobacco addiction and food addiction.

Through my story of recovery, slips, institutions to present with a life beyond my wildest dreams.



Partners for Hope raise critical funds on behalf Partnership to End Addiction – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership* will help ensure free, personalized family support resources, including our national helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching, customized online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most. Please consider donating to this fundraiser and sharing this page.

*Donations made to Partnership to End Addiction are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, as no goods or services are provided in consideration in whole, or in part, of any contribution to this nonprofit organization.  EIN: 52-1736502

Guest Book


1. Julie
Thank you for sharing your recovery story with us, Linda. Congrats to you on your recovery!
2. Lisa
I think childhood abuse leads us to abuse ourselves with drugs and alcohol in adulthood. You are inspirational in your triumph over the abuse you suffered and your need to numb it with substances. Congratulations and thank you for the hope.