Gabi's Story

After surviving multiple overdoses, an Austin teen hopes to raise awareness about underage drug use.

Leigh Jones's Story

Ashleigh reached recovery as a young adult and was able to graduate at the top of her class with both her bachelor's and master's degrees.

Katharine Stuart's Story

"I grew up in the suburbs of Indiana. I attended private schools and overall had an amazing childhood. I started experimenting with drugs at 15 years old and by age 18, I tried heroin for the first time."

portrait of Michael Waggoner

Michael Waggoner's story

Michael's substance misuse resulted in multiple overdoses and run-ins in with the law. Today, he's in recovery focusing on rebuilding relationships with his family and being a positive influence for his son.

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Honesty L's Story

Honesty started using drugs at 12 years old. She's been in recovery since 2007, and is now helping others as a CEO of a non-profit recovery resource foundation.

Bertrand B

Bertrand B's story

Bertrand started misusing substances when he was only 9 years old. Today he is in recovery and works as an advocate for young people.


Victoria's Story

Victoria's substance misuse began before she went to college. While on campus at Emory University in Georgia she helped start the school's recovery community.



Tyler started using drugs in sixth grade as a way to make friends and fit in. 

Jordan Cole Lunsford

TRUE STORY: Jordan Cole Lunsford

After using heroin once, Jordan died.  He was a good kid, a happy kid, a kid that was going through a rough moment and his bad choice and the company he kept that night was a recipe for his death.

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True Story: Telisha Lockwood

After battling drug addiction since she was a teenager, Telisha is now in recovery.