Life Stories

“The Good, The Bad, & The Recovery”

Life Stories Collection

More Than a Dealer

Kyle's Story I once asked a methamphetamine distributor what his life was like. I was expecting a...

I Was Ten

John's Story He thought they were his friends. But then they started to control his thoughts and...

The Irony of Freedom

Jason's Story You’ve been waiting to hear these words for 4,015 days. For the past decade you’ve...

The Strength of a Smile

Gordon's Story Take a moment to smile. Now imagine your life without your family. Without a...

More Than a Dealer

I once asked a methamphetamine distributor what his life was like. I was expecting a Hollywood answer. Something like… Code words uttered in an alley hidden under a street name. Slipping thick envelopes underneath the table with a quick nod and a…

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I Was Ten

He thought they were his friends. But then they started to control his thoughts and snuggle into his insecurities. They began to feed off his weaknesses and dance along with the pounding of his heartbeat. They crawled beneath his skin and laughed at the…

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The Irony of Freedom

You’ve been waiting to hear these words for 4,015 days. For the past decade you’ve been on your best behavior to earn the power those words contain. Time has changed you and taught you to never go back to the substance that brought you here. Finally, the…

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Volunteer Journeys

Kenton’s Journey

Kenton's JourneyWhen I started as a volunteer intern at the Foundation for Family Life, I was a...

Max’s Journey

Max's JourneyI’m so grateful for my opportunity to volunteer with MentorWorks. I volunteered with...

Jen’s Journey

Jen's JourneyMy name is Jen and I am an intern for MentorWorks. I chose to work with this...

Dr. Cliff’s Journey

Cliff's Story I've served as a volunteer for the Foundation for Family Life (FFL) in many...

Max’s Journey

I’m so grateful for my opportunity to volunteer with MentorWorks. I volunteered with them for a social work internship. MentorWorks has given me a lot of experience in working with a population I didn’t have any prior experience with. I’ve been able to…

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Jen’s Journey

My name is Jen and I am an intern for MentorWorks. I chose to work with this organization for my internship because I wanted to work with an organization that was helping to make a difference in the community. MentorWorks, under the umbrella of Foundation…

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Dr. Cliff’s Journey

I’ve served as a volunteer for the Foundation for Family Life (FFL) in many different capacities for 11 years. Before coming to FFL, my wife and I served as employment counselors and missionary coordinators for the LDS church at the West Jordan and…

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