Ana M. Gopoian has lived in Connecticut all her life, growing up on the Westside of Wallingford in the Yalesville section of town. She is one of four children that had many benefits in life because of the diverse backgrounds of her grandparents. Ana had gone astray at a young age which took her down a path that was not conducive to meeting healthy social norms in life. Despite her misguided experiences and adversities, she is now enjoying success in many areas. It’s been over 23 years now that Ana has identified herself as a woman in long term recovery, which means she has not used any mood or mind altering substances, including alcohol, since July 13, 1995. At the age of 42 Ana started college and education drives her passions and purpose.
She is a believer that success can’t be achieved alone, and she strives for win-win outcomes. Ana’s strong networks have aided her with helping many people. By remaining humble and open to opportunities while learning about the disease of addiction, she will remain an asset in this profession.
After 26 years in a corporate career on off shift, Ana has transitioned all her energies into continuing her education and working on the new nonprofit TriCircle, Inc. (TCI). She has ruminated on the nature of TCI’s existence for almost 3 years, but on January 1, 2016, a 2-year plan was mapped out. Ana believes this plan will fulfill her lifetime purpose to serve.
TriCircle, Inc. has been created to break the cycle of recidivism that exists in the current system of addiction recovery. We look to release and fulfill our vision in a 3Phase process. TriCircle, Inc. has been creating visibility sponsoring Information and Resource Events with Naloxone Trainings, Family Fun Days, Annual Walk the Walk for Recovery Events, Annual Break Gala Silent Art Auction & Raffle, Symposiums, our Annual Meeting, Monthly Setback Tournaments and of course our Hope & Support Groups. We have 6 Hope and Support Groups now in 5 different towns. Our first location is being forecasted for the Central Connecticut area. Individuals and families will have what it takes to build strong futures in long-term recovery, tools that will heal, inspire, and educate.
Ana’s recovery story has been featured in many places, the TriCircle, Inc. media page has much of that coverage. Also documented as part of the “I Am Not Anonymous” project, read here: http://www.iamnotanonymous.org/ana