From Addiction To Sharing A Message Of Hope

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It started with alcohol to deal with the depression when her young son entered a coma after suffering a seizure. Alcohol gave way to crack, and that was the start of a dark, seventeen year battle with addiction.

Regina Duvall credits her mom for helping to raise her kids while she was hooked on the drug. In the midst of her addiction, Duvall made what some would call an unusual decision; she decided that she wanted to become a correctional officer. Astoundingly, she passed the preliminary test when no one thought she would – and then she went home to get high.

The decision to change was sudden, with what Duvall describes as a sign from God that told her that was the day – she had the chance to turn her life around. Since then Duvall has not gone back. Instead she shares her message of hope to anyone that feels like giving up.

Duvall chronicles her journey with addiction and recovering in her book “Cracked But Not Broken: One Woman’s Triumph Over Crack Cocaine”. You can find out more about Regina Duvall, including how to purchase her book and CD, “Hide Me In Your Word”, by visiting her website:


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