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After 77 arrests, 9 gunshot wounds, former drug dealer now helps others conquer addiction

Jul 11, 2017

Hill is president and CEO of a community service organization that he set up to spread his recovery message even further.
Credit COURTESTY OF SHELDON HILL

Is there hope for a new life after being addicted to drugs or selling drugs?

Detroiter Sheldon Hill is proof there is.

After years of selling and using drugs, and multiple arrests, Hill went into an addiction recovery program. He was in his 40s. And it worked.

Today, Hill's sole mission in life is to keep others from making the mistakes and choices he made as a young man.

He is a certified peer support specialist and prevention specialist. He works with a number of recovery groups around Southeast Michigan, particularly the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority. He's also set up his own community service organization to spread his recovery message even further.

Hill joined Stateside’s today to share his story. Listen above.

Minding Michigan is Stateside’s ongoing series that examines mental health issues in our state.

 

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