' Cynthia got clean behind bars, but would she be able to stay clean on the outside?
Finish the race. Win the prize.
Phil thought he had his addiction under control. He kept working, even managing teams of people and millions of dollars in projects, but eventually he slipped into darkness.
"I don't believe that God allowed me to leave prison so that I could kick up my feet and enjoy life. There's a lot of men who have done less than what I've done and are still in prison."
Can addicts stop themselves from relapsing? Celebrate Recovery and Teen Challenge share what to do when relapse threatens.
"I just wanted somebody to tell me that I had value, and tell me to stop sticking a needle in my arm."
At one of the many prisons of Cañon City, Colorado, a former prisoner offered hope to another. It was like watching one beggar leading another to bread.
"I did everything but join a gang," Roderick McNeely remembers. "I was trying to kill myself."
Rick is serving life in Folsom Prison. In two years, he hopes to be paroled. He shares his dreams for a future beyond prison walls with "Insider."
Hope still bears the scars of her birth parents' war with addiction. Heroin and alcoholism left her childhood marked with abandonment, isolation, and worthlessness. Even after she was adopted, Hope struggled with thoughts of suicide.