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Real people with their own experiences with alcohol helped shape this website and the guideline it is based upon. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol use, remember that you are not alone. Through the authentic accounts shared here, you’ll find inspiration and guidance from those who have walked a similar path. Explore these stories and let them be a source of hope on your journey to healing and recovery.

Finding Joy

The Flipping Point

Offering Compassion

Paddling Together

Sun Dance


A heartfelt thank you to all our interview subjects for generously sharing their stories and journeys. This series of animations is a result of a collaboration between the BC Centre on Substance Use and a peer group with lived and living experiences with Alcohol Use Disorder. We feel privileged to have been part of bringing these powerful stories to life.

These animations were produced, directed, illustrated, animated and edited by Be the Change Group on behalf of the BC Centre on Substance Use.


Meet the creative minds behind the scenes:


Director and Sound Designer: Brandy Svendson
Art Director and Designer: Celia Chung
Producer: Annalise Burdett

Animator: Alberto Saenz

Illustrations by: Celia Chung and Carlie Russelle

Indigenous artwork by: Carmen Redunante and Hawlii Pichette