addiction

Cindy "Love You Forever"

Cindy "Love You Forever"

“…I had so many people tell me that they were sorry and that they couldn’t believe we had to go through this. At this point it came to me—why do we ask why? We only ask "Why?" when we are dealt with something we don’t like. I never asked why I was so lucky to have healthy kids and a good job. So I decided “why?” wasn’t going to be a question anymore."

READ CINDY'S STORY HERE

Hope "Truly Just Beginning"

Hope "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 eighteen years. I started using meth occasionally as a way to get things accomplished without much need for rest…”

READ HOPE’S STORY HERE

Cortez "The Hunger Games"

Cortez "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 STORY HERE

Kenya "A Better Reason"

Kenya "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 KENYA’S STORY HERE

Lisa "Crown of Beauty"

Lisa "Crown of Beauty"

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

READ LISA’S STORY HERE

David "Hope Dealer"

David "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 STORY HERE

Cindi "Love You to Heaven and Back"

Cindi "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 STORY HERE

Chris and Brad "One Moment"

Chris and Brad "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 fifteen year old 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 eighteen."

READ CHRIS & BRAD’S STORY HERE

Pati "From Meth to Messiah"

Pati "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 STORY HERE

Anthony "Transgender"

Anthony "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 STORY HERE

Mahailya "Addiction"

Mahailya "Addiction"

"I am twenty-seven-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 STORY HERE

MELODY "LOVE"

MELODY "LOVE"

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

READ MELODY’S STORY HERE

Heidi "Chapter One - Addiction"

Heidi "Chapter One - 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 HERE

Joel "Chapter Two - Am I Not Important?"

Joel "Chapter Two - Am I Not Important?"

“Between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one, I ended up in the hospital three 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 STORY HERE