Stories of Hope

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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Jennifer Cromer

Jennifer Cromer

My name is Jennifer Cromer. I am an addict in recovery. My clean date is July 29, 2014.I had been using drugs/alcohol for over 16 years. I was tired of being the way that I was. I was tired of being a needle junkie. I was tired of being a worthless...

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Jennifer Erwin

Jennifer Erwin

I had tried a few times to get clean my way, but it didn’t work. I was pregnant with my daughter, and my two-year-old son was in the custody of my mom. Then I found the Independence House in Corbin. It was more than treatment. I learned how to be a mom. I learned life...

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Gena Viscusi

Gena Viscusi

On the outside, it appeared as if I kept myself together. On the inside, there was a hopelessness that consumed me. I spent years of my life destroying everything and everyone that was in my path. I finally reached the point where I realized that I had destroyed...

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Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor

I started using at a young age, and it progressed over the years to the point I was using needles. I lied, cheated, stole just whatever it took to get my next fix. I tried to quit but to no avail. I’d go to prison get out clean and make it for a short time. I just...

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James Allen Bradley

James Allen Bradley

“I thought I would die a pill head.” That was one of many destructive thoughts going through James Allen Bradley’s mind as he was sitting on his couch in the fall of 2012 at 47 years old. Fired from his job because of an addiction. No family of his own. Living off...

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Kayla McClure

Kayla McClure

I’ve been fighting the battle of addiction since I was 13 years old. I’ve went through ups and downs -- lost relationships, children, family. I was a lost and miserable broken soul. I was at a deep point of desperation, a full-blown heroin junkie. I had no purpose, no...

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