THE RECOVERING ADDICTS
Jeremy Rhoades sold Whitney Johnson her first bag of heroin. Now they’re clean, engaged, and saved.
Jeremy started using heroin 14 years ago and is now going through the Vivitrol program at Hocking County Municipal Court. Whitney has been off Suboxone for just shy of a month after eight years of drug addiction.
Both Jeremy and Whitney give credit to God for their recovery. “I seen the light through Jesus Christ and now I'm here. Clean and sober,” Jeremy said. “I got with Jeremy and actually it changed everything ‘cause God was like 'okay, if he's got it what are you doin’ kid?'” Whitney said.
Though the couple has only been together since September, they know they’re making the right decision. “He’s my rock,” Whitney said. They’ve been supporting each other through every step of recovery, and they understand each other in a way that people who haven’t gone through addiction never could.
Recovery hasn’t been easy for Whitney and Jeremy, but some days are better than others. “If I struggle then I'm just gonna be real and work from it… but God's pretty good and definitely there's a different type of high today,” Whitney said.