A Tennessee mom was recently featured in People Magazine. After Kimberly Ladd’s life was turned upside-down by opioid addiction, she vowed to make it easier for other people to get help.

From the outside, Kimberly Ladd’s life seemed to be going well in 2007. The wife of an Army combat veteran who had done tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, Ladd was raising two young daughters in Spring Hill, Tenn., while working as a corporate trainer, a job she loved. But she had a dark secret: She was addicted to opioids. “I couldn’t feel without them,” she says. “At the worst of it, it’s all you can think of.”

Ladd later founded the Maury County Prevention Coalition.

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Ladd was also featured in a story by the Tennessee Department of Health.