Mike* had been to treatment in the past but could not deal with his addictive behavior when he came home. This time, he received a UNITE voucher, graduated from Isaiah House treatment center, then entered a six-month maintenance program. He still attends recovery meetings and is drug tested at random twice weekly.

Isaiah House found him a job with a local auto parts manufacturing company. He has a civil engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, and the company has him working as an apprentice to an on-site civil engineer so he has the opportunity to get his engineering license reinstated in four years.

Our commonwealth needs engineers, and this one is ready to work. Instead of needing state assistance, he is now contributing to the tax base.

*His name was changed to protect his privacy.