addiction

Hope's Story "Truly Just Beginning"

Hope's Story "Truly Just Beginning"

I lost my two youngest children because I was a meth addict.  I lost my youngest son to adoption. I had been a successful, single mom for 18-years. I started using meth occasionally as a way to get things accomplished without much need for rest.

Read "Truly Just Beginning" HERE.

Cortez's Story "The Hunger Games"

Cortez's Story "The Hunger Games"

"I never did any drugs myself, but I  drank alcohol heavily – seven days a week, from sun up to sun down. In an unexpected twist of fate, my alcohol addiction led me away from my life of drug dealing..."

Read Cortez's full story "The Hunger Games" HERE.

Kenya's Story "A Better Reason"

Kenya's Story "A Better Reason"

I never thought in a million years I would become an addict! I started by only using marijuana...the good ole gateway!  

Read "A Better Reason" HERE.

Lisa's Story "Crown of Beauty"

Lisa's Story "Crown of Beauty"

I struggled off and on for more than 20 years with drug and alcohol addiction. In 2007, my husband Rick, went to prison for the second time. He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for transporting drugs.

Read Lisa's amazing story HERE.

David's Story "Hope Dealer"

David's Story "Hope Dealer"

"...my dad committed suicide and for various reasons I broke up with the mother of my child. The pain and stress of these two events put me over the edge. I spiraled down into a full blown alcoholic."

Read David's amazing story of hope HERE.

Cindi's Story "Love You to Heaven and Back"

Cindi's Story "Love You to Heaven and Back"

In January, 2014, I got the knock on my door no parent ever wants to answer. The police were here to tell me my son Craig had died of suspicious circumstances although they knew drugs were involved.
 

Read Cindi's complete story HERE.

Chris and Brad's Story "One Moment"

Chris and Brad's Story "One Moment"

"What is disgusting is that an adult facilitated the demise of my brother into the depths of addiction. A person that was supposed to enable the youth in a positive way instead chose to offer my 15-year-old brother Oxycodone in exchange for his legal prescription of Adderall. This MOMENT set into motion years of battling the mountain known as drug addiction. Brad would go on to try nearly every known drug before the age of 18." 

Read "One Moment" in full HERE.

Pati's Story "From Meth to Messiah"

Pati's Story "From Meth to Messiah"

"...alcohol broke us apart in 2009 and I was devastated and decided to try Meth. I also had a major gambling problem where I blew $200,000 between 2007-2012."


Read Pati's full story HERE.
 

Anthony's Story "Transgender"

Anthony's Story "Transgender"

"When junior year summer rolled around, that was the first year I started to turn to self-harm. Not just cuts and scrapes- I also got into really intense drinking underage. "

Read Anthony's full story HERE.

Mahailya's Story "Addiction"

Mahailya's Story "Addiction"

"I am 27-years-old and am a recovering drug addict. I started using meth just for fun - after only one try, I found myself hooked."

Read Mahailya's full story HERE.

MELODY'S STORY "LOVE"

MELODY'S STORY "LOVE"

"I know I drink too much, I have a problem with it. But I really want what most everyone else does."

READ MORE ABOUT MELODY HERE.

HEIDI'S STORY "CHAPTER 1 - ADDICTION"

HEIDI'S STORY "CHAPTER 1 - ADDICTION"

"On Mother’s Day in 2011, the pain of my addiction came flooding in, frightening the boys and myself in ways I had so desperately tried to hide… "

READ HEIDI'S STORY CHAPTER 1 HERE.

Joel's Story - Chapter 2 "Am I Not Important?"

Joel's Story - Chapter 2 "Am I Not Important?"

Between the ages of 15 and 21, I ended up in the hospital 3 times, almost dead because of the drugs and the alcohol. The third time I landed there was because I had blacked out and rolled my car off of the road.

Read Joel's full story HERE.