Stories of Hope

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Ten different foster homes before age 10. A mother she barely knew. A father who was an IV drug addict. She was in kinship care for a year, then back with her father, whom she loved and idolized. Rachel Johnson was having sex and doing pot by age 11 and...

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William Anderson

William Anderson

Pain and depression led William Anderson to turn to drugs to fill the void. Instead, drugs landed him in jail and made him lose his family. They made him lose everything.The loss and destruction that began in his 20s was making him tired. He was done with life....

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Rachel Wheeler

Rachel Wheeler

My name is Rachel, and I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism, and I also struggle with codependency. I struggled with chemical dependencies for nine years. It started off the way it did for a lot of people I know -- a...

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Austin Florence

Austin Florence

Growing up, I came from a great family. My father was a doctor and my mother was on the board of nurses. I have five sisters and three brothers. I am the second to youngest. I was always spoiled.Everything I ever needed or wanted I would usually get. I wish there was...

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Aisian Lucas

Aisian Lucas

She lived with her mom, who battled her own addiction, until she was 10 years old. After that, Aisian Lucas lived with her aunt and grandmother in Carter County. She considered her childhood to be a normal one.Aisian did well academically and was a year ahead in...

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Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher

Since I was a young girl, I have always battled with insecurity. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I never felt pretty, and I was always comparing myself to other girls my age.When I was 13 years old, I began dieting and exercising. This obsession would control...

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Lauren and Carter Hendrickson

Lauren and Carter Hendrickson

Carter Hendrickson grew up in a Christian home in Harlan and attended a small Christian school. When he went to a large public high school, he decided drinking and smoking pot was the way to fit in. He continued that pattern in college but escalated his marijuana use...

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Tiffany Dobbs

Tiffany Dobbs

It was a picture perfect childhood – a loving family that provided everything a daughter needed, encouraged participation in sports, supported her in academics, and provided a college education.But problems were lurking just beneath the surface for Tiffany Dobbs. She...

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Leanna Murphy

Leanna Murphy

My name is Leanna Murphy. I live in Danville, Kentucky, and am a Community Liaison for Addiction Recovery Care.My story of redemption began on July 8, 2017. Prior to that, my life had become unmanageable. My parents were divorced when I was 6 months old. I have four...

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