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Stories

Below are individuals in our community who have overcome substance use disorders and hope to improve the stigma in Northwest Colorado by sharing their incredible stories.

Stories

Kristen Rose

Kristen Rose was barely a teenager when she was first introduced to drugs and alcohol it didn’t take long until her naïve interest transformed into dependence. She has come a long way and hopes her story will create a positive impact on her community.

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Kevin Kohlbrenner

Kevin Kohlbrenner never imagined he’d be what he is today — a college graduate, homeowner, husband and, soon, father. He battled SUD nearly his whole life and hopes his story will make an impact in shifting the stigma.

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Susan Stout

Susan Stout didn’t realize the numerous resources that were available to her when she was battling her SUD. She is at a point in which she hopes her story will help others in similar situations.

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Shauna Schreiner

Shauna Schreiner struggled with Alcohol Use Disorder for years and has not had an easy road to recovery. Shauna wants to encourage people in the community by sharing her story and let them know there are resources out there available to them.

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Kristen Corrier

For many people, using opioids just once puts them on a path to opioid use disorder. For Steamboat’s own Kristen Corrier, it was heroin. But after using for more than a decade, she’s now in recovery. Find out how Kristen is becoming the heroine of her own story.

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In the News

Below are stories from the Steamboat Pilot and Craig Press for The Longevity Project, an annual campaign to help educate the community about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in the Yampa Valley. Article topics include substance use disorder, mental illness and more.

Click on an article below to read.