Tanya Ward: A Triumph Over Addiction

May 16th, 2009

To listen to Tanya’s audio documentary, please click here:

Note: There are only two images in this video. It is meant to be an audio piece. You can find more photographs at my website www.lisamariealbert.com/tanyaward .

Tanya Ward shares her experience of recovery from the disease of addiction. In and out of jail from the age of 16, a life on the run, living on one kidney from being stabbed, and separated from her babies while in jail, she managed to break free from her drug addiction. People involved with agencies such as Passage Homes and Wheels4Hope reached out to her, people that had similar histories as hers, having recovered from addiction, helped Tanya through her recovery. Now after 7 years of being clean and a stable mother and worker, she shares her story so that others experiencing something similar can have hope that recovery from addiction is possible.

For more information about Wake County/Triangle area organizations that are helping the homeless, those on the brink of homelessness, and those that may be struggling with the disease of addiction visit Passage Homes ( www.passagehome.org ), Wheels4Hope ( www.wheels4hope.org ), The Healing Place ( http://www.hpowc.org ), and Wake County’s 10-year Ending Homelessness Program ( www.raleighnc.gov/endinghomelessness ).

Thanks to Tanya Ward for sharing her story so honestly, to Miss Kay Kelly Brown – Tanya’s patient, and to Allan Ross from Charlotte, NC for the music that accompanies this piece.

To read Tanya’s story, please select the first small thumbnail photo, in the top left.

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