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Recovery Fest Offers Recovering Addicts A Place To Gather

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by Chris Conte

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A Sumner County church hoped to provide a safe haven for recovering addicts.

"I struggled for 15 years, drugs cocaine was my drug of choice," says 40-year-old Wess Morgan.

There were times in Wess Morgan's life that he was so low that he could not imagine a way out.

"I would snort cocaine to the point where my nose would start bleeding and I couldn't snort anymore so then I'd smoke it until my nose got better so then I'd go back to snorting it," said Morgan.

He said he decided he decide to get clean after he spent one night in a jail cell away from his friends and family.

"Nine years it's been," he adds.

This path he has taken led him to the Celebration of Life Church in Hendersonville where he shared his story, his life, his struggles.

"Addiction will take your life from you," said Morgan about his addiction.

On September 28, hundreds of people will converge on the Celebration of Life Church in Hendersonville for the second annual, Recovery Fest.

The festival hoped to provide an uplifting message for recovering addicts.

"They look to their left look to their right and say this is crazy I've got some people in this battle with me," said Morgan.

The idea has been to give recovering addicts an outlet to talk about their experiences.

"No one else is going to celebrate us so we'll celebrate ourselves," said Morgan.

For more information on Recovery Fest, visit their website.

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