Their stories are the same as any other addicts.
The drug use began at an early age and quickly escalated.
Next came the brushes with law enforcement. Not far behind that, the felony charges began racking up.
So goes the life of an addict.
Instead of this pattern repeating itself, participants in the Eighth Judicial Drug Court are given a chance to stop their downward spiral. For some it can mean the difference between life and death.
For Gussie Kidd Hall that is exactly what it meant.