GRAYSON – Prescription drugs touch every family regardless of socio-economic status.
Pictures on the UNITE Hope Wall, now on display in the lobby of the Carter County Judicial Center in Grayson, yield little hint of the continuing struggles each person faces each day as a result of addiction.
Unveiled last August, the 20-foot long Hope Wall features about 150 individuals who are now in recovery and living clean, sober lives. It will remain on display in Carter County through Tuesday morning, July 1.
Providing inspiration and encouragement to seek help for an addiction, or for those currently in treatment or recovery, is the primary reason for the Hope Wall. The wall represents a tremendous success in the lives of those individuals who have been able to rebuild their families, their lives, and are now contributing to society.
Jessica Newman, case manager for the 37th Judicial District Drug Court, said she was excited to see the wall, pointing out several Carter County residents – including one person who just recently graduated from the intensive Drug Court program.
“A majority of the folks featured on the Hope Wall have received a UNITE Treatment Voucher to help them overcome their 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 have entered a substance abuse treatment program using a UNITE voucher since the initiative began in 2005, Smoot said.
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.