Sheila attended our three-day non-residential program in Winchester, KY in the summer of 2018 after hearing about it through a friend and fellow drug court alum. Determined to make her recovery from opiate addiction last, Sheila was looking for all the tools she could find to help her maintain her sobriety and keep her on a positive trajectory.
Sheila was a trained cosmetologist when she came through NOSW, but her heart was not really in the work. After losing her licensing permit during her days as an addict, she needed to retake the exam to be able to work professionally as a cosmetologist again. But she no longer found the work rewarding, so summoning the energy to retake and pass a licensing exam was harder each day. Attending the three-day program and working with our staff, Sheila realized her calling was in peer support for those suffering from addiction. So she set out on a new path and now has her “dream job” working to help others overcome their struggles.