Alternative Sentencing Program Helps Build Road to Recovery

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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio — As Angela Thornton and her two daughters, Lily and Peyton Shankland, play a family friendly game of Yahtzee, it’s easy to smile during a happy time.

But it always hasn’t been this easy. Just one year ago, Thornton was risking her own life while addicted to opioids. 

“It really just all began with a pain-pill addiction,” Thornton said. “I started out getting pain medication legitimately — like I feel most people did many years ago. And before I knew it, I was addicted to them.”

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