Battling Addiction

July 10th, 2019|

At 13, Dorothy started experimenting with drugs, and by 15 she was addicted. After high school, she turned to the streets full time, where she sought acceptance and approval while battling her addiction. Her criminal activities and drug use lead [...]

Trouble at a Young Age

July 10th, 2019|

Jesse got involved in criminal activity at a very young age. He first encountered trouble with the law for shoplifting when he was just nine years old and had joined a gang by the age of 10. By the time [...]


June 10th, 2019|

Vernard was 9 years old when he witnessed his mother kill his father. Without a positive role model at home, he turned to the streets and started to rebel. His first encounter with the law was at 10 years old, [...]

Maladaptive Behaviors

June 8th, 2019|

A native of Puerto Rico, Aurea reports that her history of maladaptive behaviors began when she was around the age of 21. At that point, she began to indulge in alcohol and drug use which subsequently lead to troubles with [...]

Criminal Lifestyle

June 1st, 2019|

Lawrence was 12 years old when he first experimented with marijuana, and by 16 he had moved onto stronger drugs like meth and heroin. He received his first felony and was sentenced to six years of incarceration. While incarcerated, Lawrence [...]

A Lifetime of Addiction

May 10th, 2019|

Mark drank and used drugs most of his life, beginning with alcohol when he was only 12 years old, then progressing to marijuana, followed by hard drugs. Mark’s father worked three jobs and provided for his family, but Mark wanted [...]

Lifestyle of Addiction

May 1st, 2019|

As a dual diagnosed addict, Jacob found himself in and out of institutions most of his life starting at the age of 15. Jacob would steal from his closest friends and family and found himself in court often. His behavior [...]

Prison as a Means to Change

August 15th, 2016|

Tommaso ended up in prison where he claims his journey of recovery began. He became open-minded to programs of recovery and creating positive change while incarcerated. He embraced the programming offered to him and dedicated himself to pursuing a second [...]

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