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SALYERSVILLE – “When you see all these people who have battled substance abuse and are now in recovery it makes everything worthwhile,” Magoffin County Sheriff Carson Montgomery said Friday, glancing at the UNITE Hope Wall now on display at the Magoffin County Judicial Center.

Montgomery was joined Friday, January 31, by 36th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kim Childers, UNITE President/CEO Dan Smoot, and local Drug Court officials as the Hope Wall was set up.

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SALYERSVILLE – The UNITE Hope Wall will be on display in the Magoffin County Judicial Center starting Friday afternoon, January 31, through Friday morning, February 14.

Celebrating a person’s ability to overcome an addiction, the display gives hope to others struggling through a loved one’s substance abuse addiction hope.

“It’s so wonderful to visually see these success stories,” said Judge Kim Childers, of the 36th Judicial Circuit. “I encourage everyone to come out and look at the wall and enjoy these life-changing stories. These pictures represent real individuals and families. It will encourage you.”

Unveiled last August, the Hope Wall demonstrates that addiction has no boundaries; all walks of life are affected. Approximately 150 individuals who are now in recovery and living clean and sober lives are pictured.”

“A majority of people featured on the Hope Wall have received a UNITE Treatment Voucher to help them overcome a substance abuse addiction,” noted Dan Smoot, UNITE president/CEO. “These are people who may have otherwise continued down a destructive path of drugs.”

“More than 3,300 people – including 52 Magoffin County residents – have entered a substance abuse treatment program using a UNITE voucher since the initiative began in 2005,” Smoot said. “These individuals have been given an opportunity to reclaim their lives.”

Treatment vouchers for short-term or long-term residential treatment are available to low-income residents of the 32 counties served by UNITE across southern and eastern Kentucky. For more information call UNITE’s Treatment Help-Line at 1-866-908-6483.

Anyone who has been in recovery for at least 18 months is eligible to be featured on the wall.