Stories of Hope

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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Tommy Melton

Tommy Melton

My name is Tommy Melton. I have been in recovery for seven years now. I was hooked on cocaine and opiates -- really just about anything I could get my hands on. I came from a very loving family who stood behind me through it all. I got into a car accident while on...

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Kalia Gibson

Kalia Gibson

With a UNITE voucher, I was able to go to a long-term rehab facility and learn to live again without any mind-altering substances. Thank you! I was 17 then and was on waiting list until I turned 18 to get in rehab. I went to rehab in November 2013 at @Hope in the...

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Casey Reed

Casey Reed

My name is Casey Reed. I am 34 years young and have resided in London, KY, most of my days. I enjoyed throwing the sickest parties, having the loudest truck, and having the baddest women around me shortly after the age of 18. I have seen many clubs, bars, dance...

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David

David

From camper to counselor – and now college bound – David* has been involved in Operation UNITE programs for years. David graduated with a 3.8 GPA, was class president multiple years, played three varsity sports and was a member of the academic team. He’s going on to...

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Don McClelland

Don McClelland

After multiple unsuccessful attempts to treat his substance abuse disorder, Don McClelland went to Lane House on a UNITE voucher and has been sober since 2009. Upon completion, he relocated his family to the Manchester area. Don has a degree from Sullivan Culinary in...

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Luke

Luke

My name is Luke. I'm 35 years old. I have been addicted to drugs for the past 12 years. My addiction started in 2005. I lost a child to a heart disease, and I used drugs to cope, numb and most of all, to isolate myself. I completely succeeded in that. I lost friends,...

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