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Dave's Addiction Recovery Story

COVID-19 has been difficult for many Tennesseans, but we know it's especially hard for those in active addiction or in recovery. We want to encourage you and them today.


"I never imagined I would be doing what I am today. 13 years ago, I used to be hopeless, helpless and addicted. Now I’m addicted to helping the hopeless. As a person in long term recovery since 2016, I have been blessed to work with some of the best people in Tennessee as we fight alongside each other to battle this pernicious disease of addiction. I have become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and work with Project Lifeline of Tennessee. This job has allowed me to work with those that suffer and struggle by sharing my story and offering them hope and help. I am able to see the old me in those I serve today, and that drives me even harder. Recently a dream of mine to open GRACE, a recovery community center and organization, has become a reality in Grundy County. Community and church leaders around the county have come together to help make recovery a reality for so many. I am extremely grateful today for all those who believed in me. I encourage people to believe in others to make things happen. Believe in recovery."

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