It’s Never Too Late

Lycurgus has been addicted to cocaine for more than 34 years. In that time, he’s been to prison twice and lost jobs, homes, even his relationship with his parents.

Lycurgus never imagined he’d be clean – or a contributing member of his community and family – ever again. But he is, thanks to Heartland Center’s Free and Clean program.

“I really wasn’t doing that good at staying clean, but I went to Heartland, and they helped me get clean, and find a job,” he says. “I now work 45 hours a week. I saved my paychecks and finally bought a car.”

Lycurgus now travels to St. Louis regularly to visit his aging parents, with whom he’s working to rebuild his relationship. After all these years, “I’m finally moving forward,” he says.