Stories of Hope

Michael Clark

Michael Clark

Inside a well-kept brick home in Harlan County was a lot of love from Dad, who was a coal operator; and Mom, who was a nurse. But things were changing for their son, Michael.He started experimenting with alcohol and marijuana.With a 27 on his ACT, Michael...

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Christy Proffitt

Christy Proffitt

A family active in addiction and depression. That was my childhood. At the end of the day, we always came back to the tormented place we called home.I ended up pregnant at 16 and married. We had partied a little but nothing I thought we couldn’t handle....

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Alyson Rose

Alyson Rose

Nearly a year ago, Allison Rose stood at the bench of Letcher County District Judge Kevin Mullins addicted and pregnant. It ended up being one of the best days of her life. She completed treatment at Karen’s Place Maternity Center and gave birth to a...

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Amber Collins

Amber Collins

From the time she was 18, Amber Collins used marijuana and drank – whatever was available. But in 2006, it spiraled out of control after her father died. She had no coping skills to deal with the loss. Amber had been in nursing school but was high when she showed up...

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Kayla Parsons

Kayla Parsons

She was a member of the academic team at school with a score of 32 on her ACT and in church whenever the doors were open. Her father was a police officer. Kayla Parsons had a normal, middle class upbringing. She had no idea that the future would take her far outside...

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Bethany Winchester

Bethany Winchester

I grew up in a good home and experienced a good childhood. Even though my life felt as if it was smooth sailing and normal for the most part, I deep down had something missing inside of me.After my parents divorced, I soon entered a stage of rebellion....

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Sam Sparks

Sam Sparks

On Feb. 10, 2010, I was arrested for the countless number of times.Little did I know that day would forever change my life. Like so many times before, I woke up in Rowan County Detention center the following day. However, this day seemed different. I had a...

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Anna Boley

Anna Boley

In October 2012, she lost her brother to a drug overdose. But she spiraled further into addiction, and it took another seven months for Anna Boley to hit rock bottom and admit to herself that she had an addiction. Her clean date is July 7, 2013. Anna had been to...

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Cindy Hoskins

Cindy Hoskins

For about 20 years, Cindy Hoskins battled addiction. It started with marijuana and alcohol, then moved to other drugs. She also had problems with depression and lost her husband 14 years ago. But it was a social services matter with the court that changed her life....

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