I will battle opioid addiction throughout my entire life. Unfortunately many of those close to me have had their battles come to a tragic end. Every day for the past 11 years, I have been chasing my next high. On June 10, 2017 I woke up from my sleep only to step into a terrible nightmare. I received a devastating phone call informing me that my best friend had passed away from a heroin overdose. At that moment, I realized that I needed to change my life. After 5 attempts in rehab, legal troubles, and financial burdens I thought all hope was gone, until I experienced a halfway house that would change my life forever.
With Kevin Simmers and his family bringing Brooke’s House to our community, it is going to help the struggling women in the area. A very strict and structured program is what the women need in recovery to help rebuild our lives, and teach us how to live a drug free life. Having lots of rules and regulations to follow may not be fun, but it is what is needed to help turn many addicts back to the people that they really want to be. With what is in the making of Brooke’s House, I have no doubt that they will have the highest success rate around. There is no one else that wants to see women succeed more than Mr. Simmers. I know that he will strive to help each and every woman who enters Brooke’s House, so that no other parent has to suffer the same loss as he and his family has.