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Addiction and Drug Use

Stories of Recovery and Hope: Dwight Fortune

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Dwight Fortune was a college athelte who had the opportunity to play professionally before his addiction landed him in prison.

Dwight Fortune acknowledges that his story isn't the typical one of someone who ends up in prison after years struggling with addiction. He was a college athlete who moved into the business world. "I had these grand dreams of how I wanted to create my life. I wanted to be wealthy, successful. I started getting more successful ... I started partying even more." Now, he uses his experiences to help other people in recovery transition back into society after serving time.

This story was produced by Matt Pelsor. On Monday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. tune into WFYI for an hour-long special on these stories.