The Path to Recovery: Women fighting addiction find a safe haven at Path of Grace

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Jennie McKeon | The Sun
Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 09:57 AM.

Last year, Kristy Raville's life had hit rock bottom.

"I had lost myself," she said.

In 2006 Raville was in a car accident. Her body was "pretty messed up" as she put it. The pain led to a dependency on prescribed pain killers.

"I thought I needed it," Raville said. "It had a strong hold on me. My husband was addicted too — we'd be using together."

It wasn't until February 2012, when the Department of Children and Families had taken away her children, now 13 and two, that Raville and her husband decided that they needed to get their lives back. Her husband sought help through Lakeview Center and Raville found The Canaan Recovery Foundation — better known by its thrift store, Path of Grace.

"I made the phone call and was told there was a bed available," Raville recalled. "I knew I needed to do something or I was going to die."

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