Stories of Hope

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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Sarah

Sarah

Sarah* is a scholarship recipient who devoted 300 hours of service learning during high school. She also was one of only four students in the country selected by Jobs for America’s Graduates for the honor of placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. But...

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James Hash

James Hash

My name is James Hash. I am 29 years old and I’m from Middlesboro, KY. I was a happy child and had a pretty normal childhood. In school, I excelled at sports and academics. At high school age, I started hanging around the wrong people and I dropped out of high school....

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Mike

Mike

Mike* had been to treatment in the past but could not deal with his addictive behavior when he came home. This time, he received a UNITE voucher, graduated from Isaiah House treatment center, then entered a six-month maintenance program. He still attends recovery...

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