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Chris of Rhea

Chris

Opioid addiction had me at the worst point possible in my life. It left me homeless. It made me a liar. It made me a thief. It made me someone I really wasn’t. I couldn’t be a good son to my mother, a friend or anything of any value to anyone who was in my life. I had to reach rock bottom in order for me to make a decision to change. I had lost everything, including myself.

A miracle happened on November 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. when there was a knock at the door, and the Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation came inside. That was the day I decided to give up and make a serious change. That was the day I tried the drug court program, and it changed my life forever. I will always be in debt to the Franklin County 12th District Drug Court Program and its director Ron Bailey. They gave me an opportunity at a new life and believed in me when I was at my worst.

Now, I have several assets in life, and I truly enjoy living. I can now be loved and trusted as a son thanks to my decision to stop my opioid addiction.

Today, life is amazing, and I am blessed! I thank God every single day for the opportunities He gives me. God is good all the time!