“But God had a different plan”
My name is Kris Hutchins, I am a recovering heroin addict. I am from just outside of Bardstown, Ky, I grew up in a good Catholic home with one sibling and a loving mother and father. I attended Catholic schools, morals and values were instilled in me at an early age. Although I had a good childhood, none of my good upbringing could shelter me from the gauntlet that addiction would take me through.
I began drinking at an early age and knew from the very start that I handled it differently than others. In my high school and college years I used everything from adrenaline in sports to party drugs to help me feel differently than I normally would. I was always seeking an escape from reality.
In my mid to late 20’s, I developed an addiction to pain pills. I ruined countless relationships and lost trust from family members. I knew at this point I had a real problem on my hands. I couldn’t stop! After countless failed rehab attempts and many friends and family members pleading for me to stop, I still wasn’t done. When the pills became too expensive, I moved on to IV heroin and meth use. This began a huge downward spiral in my life. After many stints in jail and attempts at getting clean, I began to believe that this is how my story ends. I was going to die from this disease!
“But God had a different plan for me.” On July 4th, 2018, I arrived at the front door of Isaiah House lost, broken and truly tired of living life for my next high. I was welcomed by staff that were more than willing to help me get my life together. I could have never imagined that a year later my life would be the way it is today.
I have made lifelong friends and acquired the tools it takes to be a productive member of society. Most importantly, I have developed a relationship with God that is unshakable. Only through Him could I have 1 year clean and sober today. Because of Isaiah House my son has his father back and I have my life back.
Today I work for Isaiah house and get to help others that struggle with the same things I did. So, if you or a loved one has an addiction problem, call our admissions team at 859-375-9200. You can get your life back today!