MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Kristy Wells of Baldwin County has an extensive collection of mug shots from crimes committed to support her addiction to pain pills.  Her habit of taking 70 pills a day financially cost her half a million dollars.  However, that pales in comparison to losing the trust of the people she loves.

“I had three children.  I lost my marriage.  I lost my mother.  I mean no one believed anything I had to say because I like other people who are alcoholics and addicts. we are the biggest liars and manipulators on the face of the earth,” said Wells.

Facing prison, she hit rock bottom and sought inpatient treatment. Wells has been sober for more than 12 years and is very active in helping others through The Drug Education Council and other agencies.
“That’s now sort of the purpose of my life is to speak to people in a conversational way and help them understand that this is a treatable manageable disease,” said Wells.

Recovery Fest 2018 is Saturday, September 15th at Battleship Park from 9 am until noon.
The event is free with lots of resources for families.  Dozens of vendors will be there and agencies 

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