My name is Katelyn Sutherland. I am 26 years old and am from Owenton, Kentucky. I started using heroin when I was 16 years old. I was influenced by others at a young age. My drug use quickly became a problem in my life. I became a full blown alcoholic and heroin addict.
I lost the trust of my family. I’ve overdosed multiple times. By the grace of God, I am alive. I have lost many friends to this disease. After multiple arrests and treatment centers, I had enough one day. and I called Isaiah House. On May 13, 2020, I went to the Lisa Walker Center. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I completed the program then moved into sober living.
My relationship with my family is good. I have a job working as a House Assistant for Isaiah House Women’s Center in Versailles. I have moved out of sober living into my own townhome in Lexington. I am almost 6 months sober!!
I am grateful to have the opportunity to help others and share my experience, strength and hope with them. Once I fully surrendered and took my hands out of it, my life has turned around for the better.
If I can do it, then you can too. With God anything is possible.