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Barb’s Story


I started drinking when I had to place my mom in hospice care. She was sick, suffering, and sleeping all the time and I didn’t know how to cope. When she passed away, my husband of 26 years asked for a divorce. I had been with him since I was 18 years old. He left…

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Dawn’s Story


Before I came to Beacon of Life, I went through a tough divorce that hit me hard. Instead of dealing with my emotions in a healthy way, I started using drugs to mask everything I was feeling and to camouflage my pain as something manageable. Pretty soon I had several drug charges and was pulled…

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Wanda’s Story


My drug addiction began when I was 16 years old. It continued for more than 40 years during which I was incarcerated three times, attended substance abuse rehabilitation five times, was fired from two jobs and spent 14 years living in homelessness. Right before I found Beacon of Life I was living with a friend…

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