Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing

My name is Sarah Laing, and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. I grew up in a religious home where both of my parents worked in ministry. But, our life behind closed doors did not testify to that.My father was sexually abusive to my sister and me, and my mother was verbally...
Jason Roop

Jason Roop

Jason Roop came from a good family. He didn’t do drugs. Didn’t drink alcohol. After he graduated from high school in 1994, he went to college. Then the drinking and marijuana use started.It was the summer of 1996 when he took two Xanax pills that changed his life. His...
Carmel Cline

Carmel Cline

In long term recovery from a substance use and alcohol use disorder, Carmel Cline has been on her recovery journey for 22 years. Addiction had been a part of her life since childhood as her father was an alcoholic and suffered from PTSD from Vietnam. With her early...
Jill Decker

Jill Decker

Jill had a great childhood. She was an only child with great parents – raised with spiritual values and no reason to use drugs.  But, in high school, she felt awkward and defiant. She wanted the wrong people to like her and wanted to fit in.  Ultimately, she used...
Olivia Broughton

Olivia Broughton

She was born to parents in active addiction. By age 4, Olivia Broughton’s mother left. By fourth grade, she was living with her grandparents.At age 11, she was smoking and drinking, then started hanging out with gang-bangers in sixth grade. Sex with grown men filled...