Merci’s Story

Beginning at the age of 12, a drug addiction slowly unwound Merci Rickett’s life. Surrounded by a home of dysfunction, neglect, and substance abuse, this was the only life she knew.   Drugs that began as a gateway to social acceptance grew into a means of coping with her turbulent life, numbing her hurt and insecurities. This addiction gripped Merci off and on in her teens and early 20s.   She was clean for a span of 15 years, but […]

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Chuck’s Story

Only half buoyed by a lifetime of apathetic “foxhole” prayers to get him through tough times, and a thirst for alcohol that casually began at the age of 14, Chuck Reynolds’ resolve was rapidly chipped away by the time he reached his early 50s.   “She drank a little, drugged a lot; I drank a lot, drugged a little,” said Chuck, […]

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