The Third Annual Partying Sober Charity Event Empowers Those in Recovery

MJ Goodwin sits on the wall at Mill Hill Park under shade as she tells her recovery story. “I am one of seven children and the only girl; my mom and I were close, and when she passed away, I couldn’t deal with it. I could not deal with it at all. So, I got…

Former Kentucky Teacher of the Year turns focus to addiction recovery

Dueñas was the 2019 Kentucky State Teacher of the Year LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For 13 years, teaching was a passion for Jessica Dueñas. She had worked in Jefferson and Oldham County school districts and in 2019, she was named the Kentucky State Teacher of the Year. “Obviously, the biggest honor I’ve ever had and because…

Man overcomes violent drug-filled past to help others like him on TikTok

Overcoming a past fuelled by drug addiction, crime, violence and prison sentences isn’t easy. But a Swindon man is using TikTok to try to help others like him beat their demons. Paul Simmons, 44, Walcot, appears to be a regular, happy, family man, living with his partner Zasha and two children Frankie, 8  and Lindon, 6, but…