Once an Addict, Now an Author

This article was originally published in the Spring 2024 issue of Living Recovery. To view the full issue click here.

Five years ago, Rebecca Rohl could have never imagined what her future held – a life filled with purpose, free from addiction, and that she’d be the author of a book to help others in need of encouragement and hope.

Rebecca spent nearly a decade in addiction, first with pain medications and then with alcohol. When Rebecca began to spiral down a dark path and refused to seek treatment, her mother, Melinda Hill, knew she had to act to save her daughter’s life. That’s when she filed for Casey’s Law.

Rebecca ended up spending years in and out of treatment, and it wasn’t until she entered a treatment program with ARC that she was able to remain on the path to recovery.

“After I got out of rehab for the last time, God truly set me on a firm foundation

and completely restored my career,” shared Rebecca in a recent interview with ARC. “Now, I study the art of change. I’m a change manager for businesses, and I’ve baked that into the book intentionally to give a professional point of view on how you can take some really practical steps to change.”

While Rebecca initially started writing with the intent to help others in recovery, the book ended up evolving into something that can help anyone who is ready to change.

“We all have a story in us, and we’re not all called to write books, but we are called to share our stories and give others hope that they can overcome, too,” said Rebecca.

Rebecca celebrated five years in recovery on October 18, 2023, the day of her book release.