I wanted to learn to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter again.
They all called her Liz back then. The dealers. The police. The other addicts. The other prostitutes. Even the johns.
By the time she was 35, she had been in and out of either prison or jail 30 different times — drug charges, theft, prostitution.
But on October 6, 2015, the short brunette left the Vermilion County Courthouse, now as Elisabeth. She felt a thousand pounds lighter, filled with a new hope and confidence of a new life ahead.
“Today my veins pump Jesus, not drugs. For the first time in 15 years I am 100 percent out of the judicial system. I am living proof that given the right tools and chances, recovery is possible.”
Read on for Elisabeth Guffey's incredible story of hope and redemption.