WEB EXTRA: Former Heroin User Speaks Out

Published 02/10 2014 07:31PM

Updated 02/10 2014 07:35PM

It takes a brave person to step in front of a camera and admit all of the biggest mistakes they've made in their life. More than that to take ownership of them and realize that they are where they are because of the mistakes they have made.

33-year-old Stephanie Brown is a mother of two young boys, a Pulaski County resident and a recovering heroin addict. She lost her freedom, custody of her children and years of her life to heroin. Now she is two years into her sobriety and working to become an addiction counselor.

Brown lights up most when she talks about spending time with her sons. She is taking an active role in the heroin action committee set up by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.

Brown says her story is about "as bad as it gets" and if she can survive this drug others can too. She wants to help her community members do that. This extended interview shows more of her story, her struggles and triumphs and how she plans to put them into action for the community.

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