Jason

Jason will celebrate his 10th “recovery-versary” in March 2023. He began using drugs and alcohol in college and eventually started using heroin. He was addicted to heroin for nearly 10 years and ultimately lost his home, his car, his job and his family and spent two years in prison.   His parents had heard about…

William

William is looking forward to celebrating 20 years of sobriety in September 2022, just in time for National Recovery Month! He has worked as the Planning Room Coordinator, helping to run the operations at Healing Transitions’ men’s campus, since 2011.   He was raised by his grandparents in a small town in North Carolina; he…

Millie

Millie Jones will be the first one to tell you that she never thought she’d end up sitting in a jail cell without enough money for bail. She grew up in a stable home, but even though her family relationships were solid, she struggled to keep meaningful relationships with her friends.    “I came from…

Michael

Michael was always small for his age which made him an easy target for bullies on the school playground. He also struggled with a speech impediment as a boy.    “I never really acknowledged it but I realized recently that for my entire life, I’ve carried this worry and fear around, and I think it…

Timmy

Meet Timmy Foxx. Recovery Engagement Specialist. Silver Chipper #984. Addict, alcoholic, unicorn, and member of the recovery and LGBTQ communities.   Timmy was introduced to drugs and alcohol at an early age growing up around substance abuse in rural North Carolina. Unfortunately, he experienced firsthand the destruction of alcoholism to a family unit. His parents…

Raeford standing inside with white shirt and name tag

Meet Raeford

Before I came to Healing Transitions, my life was screwed up because of drugs and alcohol. My using caused me to go to prison for a little while. Then, even after I got out, I kept using. I just didn’t know how to stop.   The night I went to Healing Transitions is one I’ll…

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Meet AJ

My name is A.J. and I am Silver Chipper #10 at Healing Transitions. I completed the program in 2007, and if it wasn’t for Healing Transitions, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I was in a very dark spot, and the program gave me a way to find healing and recovery.   I am…

West sitting on a bench outside

Meet West

Before I came to Healing Transitions, I was living in a rooming house and was behind on the rent, facing eviction. The place was really a crack house because of all the drugs being used there. My last day using was January 23. I used that entire night and wound up going to Shepherd’s Table…