After a near death experience, Kellie Edmundson Turnage, a long-time member of cityCURRENT and friend in the community, shares how God helped her break the bondage of addiction she lived in for years. As she tells us in her story, “everybody falls down, it’s how you get up that means everything,” Kellie’s story is a source of encouragement and hope to anyone who is struggling with addiction or knows someone who is.
Our friend Kellie Turnage, @kturnage121, is bravely sharing her story of #addiction, which almost cost her everything, including her life, so she can help others and walk them from the darkness she personally experienced then to the light she enjoys now with her beautiful family and career.
It’s critically important that we better understand addiction and that we have these conversations, especially with so many of our loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors suffering and turning to drugs, alcohol and other harmful things to cope with what is happening in our world today.
Sharing your story and struggles is hard, but the more you open up and the more we can encourage you to open up, the more we can heal and move forward together with a deeper level of understanding, empathy and love.
If you or someone you know are experiencing alcohol or drug addiction, learn more about resources to help you here: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline