Ling Sigstedt

I started drinking at 13. Hiding in my room, I invented a world with a rapidograph pen and watercolors, then attended art school in New York city but drinking and drugs took precedence. I worshiped famous drunken artists that justified my lifestyle. Moving to Colorado, I began a career in commercial art but heavy drinking …

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Recovery Hero: Darin Valdez

I am most proud of a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization I started this year called Colorado Artists in Recovery ( We host art/music/meditation workshops for people in recovery from substance abuse. It helps them discover their creative spirit and provides an alternative pathway to recovery. My low point before recovery was homelessness due to my meth …

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Recovery Hero: Tammy

My name is Tammy Lee! I have been in recovery 4 months! During this time I am very proud that I have been able to regain my mental, physical, and spiritual health as well as have broken generational curses clearing the path for a bright future! At my lowest point I was suffering from severe …

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