Find Hope

My Dad was the Evel Knievel of the neighborhood.

Robert

I remember early as a boy he would come into our neighborhood in a trailer park where I lived in Gainesville, Florida riding a Harley on a wheelie.

Pawned Dad's tools, rare coins, and heirlooms, but he believed in me.

Matthew T

I have a very long criminal record from in and out of the county jail. I have been to prison twice. I was in jail and I kinda looked in the mirror and it was like the spirit of God said; “ Is this who you want Matthew Thompso...

Forgave my stepfather who abused me.

Nicole

Reality is being so angry at your Mom for doing drugs but then a month later you're doing them with her.

Addicted to drugs in Russia.

Maxim

. I was fifteen years old when I first tried a drug called heroin. From that point my life went downhill.

Stole from my grandmother’s checkbook.

Robbie

Then it got to where I was breaking into her house. Then I started buying checks from people, and forging people’s names on everyone else’s checks. Then the burglaries began.

Loving parents were part of my addiction recovery.

Chad Mattson

"The problem was that I believed in Jesus absolutely. I just didn't know Jesus."

Escaped from gangs and machetes.

Josh S

We have a phrase in Spanish that translates in English as, “If you live by the sword, you will most likely die by the sword.”, or, it could be “...you will die by the gun.”, whichever is your weapon of choice.

Mother of five. Meth cook.

Kimberly

All of my life my family has been drug addicts, prostitutes, and different things. I didn't grow up in a very good household.