Travis Hill

At the age of 37, Travis Hill is a testament to the transformative power of healing and recovery. His life before coming to Healing Transitions was a whirlwind, trapped in the throes of drug addiction and drug dealing. Travis can trace his addictive tendencies back to high school when he was dependent on marijuana, which…

Kathy Worley

From a well-respected, affluent family in Kinston, Kathy has suffered from the relentless disease of addiction since high school. What began as social drinking spiraled into a dependency on hard drugs through a career in pharmaceutical sales. Success in her career wasn’t enough to fill the void drugs superficially filled. Her relationships became severed, she…

Russell Wooley

As we approach Veterans Day, we celebrate not only the bravery and sacrifice of those who have served our country, but also their remarkable journeys of resilience and recovery. Russell Wooley’s journey to healing is thanks, in part, to his time spent at Healing Transitions.   His commitment to recovery shines bright as a beacon…

Felix Pulido

Felix Pulido’s early life was marked by obstacles and addiction, but that’s not where his story ends. Healing Transitions was a cornerstone, the turning point where he found recovery, hope and a future.  In foster care for his entire childhood, Felix was a product of a broken system. He found himself in over 20 foster…

Sara Crawford

When Sara Crawford first entered Healing Transitions in 2017, she was not yet ready to own the responsibility to address her addiction. Because the disease of addiction is not a linear path, the journey to recovery is different for everyone. So our doors are open as many times as it takes. One night, overwhelming shame…

Terri

“Before Healing Transitions, I was homeless and living on the streets. Most nights, I’d sleep with a knife under my pillow because I constantly lived in fear.” But that’s not Terri’s story anymore. She’s been in recovery since June 19, 2009. As an alumna of Healing Transitions, she’s been able to recreate her life through…

Bryan

Bryan was a smart kid. It was easy for him to get good grades until he started using drugs. Despite his parent’s disappointment, he stopped caring about his schoolwork and mastered passing his classes by doing the bare minimum. He was a rebellious teen, often getting suspended from fighting, which sometimes included weapons.  After he…

Alex

I grew up in a very comfortable home. I went to school and did pretty well for myself, though I did start experimenting with drugs in high school. I graduated and started studying psychology at Western Carolina University, and while I was there, I was prescribed codeine syrup, an opiate, for a cold. After a…

Freddy Wall

Like so many children who experience abuse and trauma, Freddy started experimenting with drugs and alcohol at an early age as a way to escape the mixed-up emotions of his childhood. “I started smoking weed, and I fell in love with that,” he said. “I was always the kind of kid who hung out with…

Stephanie

When Stephanie Pleasants looks back on her life, she acknowledges,  “There’s no reason why I should be alive today, but Healing Transitions gave me a life to look forward to in recovery. My calling is to provide the hope they gave me. I tried to stop using drugs and alcohol on my own, but now…