Stories of Hope

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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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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