Hello my name is Ryan Brown and I am a recovery ally. My partner was going through a tough time and when I met her. She kept pushing me away, telling me ‘you don’t wanna be around me’, saying she’s going die. Then she would ask ‘why are you still with me?’ and I would tell her, ”I see something in you”. After hearing her tell it from her perspective, I helped her visualize that she has support, me coming in to her life was the push she needed to get help and to start on her recovery path.
One of the best things about being in the recovery community is that there is no judgement. This community excepts me for who I’m am. Early on, people would tell me I was a Recovery Ally, so I took up that mantel and now I belong to a great group of people that have stepped out from the darkness to claim their identities. It’s so wonderful the helping spirit in this community, they strengthen their recovery by helping others on their path.
I support a few recovery organizations and All Recovery Rings through my job as a photo/ video producer. You can find me here: www.brownco.co