Addicted, pistol whipped, raped. Help came from the most unlikely source

by Courtney Nunnally

My name is Courtney and I’ve been in recovery from heroin addiction for five and a half years.

Addiction can happen to anyone and believe a lot of my issues stem from my childhood. When I was four years old my brother was killed in an accident then my mom was killed in an accident when I was five. My dad was an alcoholic and avoided dealing with these issues, which made me unable to deal with them, as well. He was somewhat detached as a father, which led me to seek attention in other ways.