Chanda Veno
Angie Hockensmith says she has been sober for 210 days as of July 27 after 26 years of addiction that included 11 overdoses and nine attempted suicides. ‘You have to love yourself before you can love others, and I didn’t love Angie,’ she says.
Tale of recovery, a tale of hope

“You can get back up.”

That is the motto that Angie Hockensmith, who was a drug addict for 26 years, lives by.

After 11 overdoses and nine suicide attempts, the 40-year-old is living proof that recovery is possible.

“People are so broken and outcast when they are in addiction,” she said. “I don’t know how many chances you get (in life).”

An addiction is born