RUSNWS-09-06-22 Latham Recovers 1

Todd Latham

Addiction, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is, “A compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms such as (anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence; a strong inclination to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly.” Hollywood created a preconceived notion that helps our society believe addicts are violent, homeless criminals. For one local addict, describing him as violent, homeless, and a criminal didn’t fit the narrative when addiction took control of his life; this is his story, in his words.

Todd Latham was, by all social ideas, a successful man. He was married, the father of four, holding an upper-management position earning a six-figure income with a Hopkinsville manufacturer, attending college, and being a bi-vocational pastor for a local church. He owned a lovely home and several vehicles. He was in his early thirties.

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