Patient Stories – Addiction Services

People with substance use disorders share their experiences

Diana’s Story


“I doubted for so many years that I could get sober … and just when you think you can’t do it, you can.”

Diana Geisinger, BS, LADC, is a CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital Addiction Services counselor for adults. She knows all too well what her clients are going through because she’s been there herself.

Read Diana’s story.

Sandy’s Story


“I was 57 and at the end of my rope. I felt helpless and hopeless. I thought I would surely die a drunken mess. But God saved me — physically, mentally and spiritually.”

There is always hope and help is available if you are willing to receive it. Take the chance. You can’t end up any worse off than you are stuck in your addiction. Choose life!

Read Sandy’s story.

Peggy’s Story

Peggy“I knew this would be the end of the line for me if I wasn’t successful, and they wanted me to succeed as much as I did — maybe a little bit more.

“My higher power, I call him God, has led me to where I’m supposed to be. I am living right where I am meant to be living.”

Read Peggy’s story.