"When I was 12 or 13, we were doing a blitz build in Tupelo, and my dad came home from work -- he was not the construction supervisor at that time -- and was going to go out to the job site, so I pulled one of those 12-year-old'I wanna go, I wanna go' and he finally said'fine, get in the car' and we went out there," Chris Partin said, adding that his first job was helping out with roofing.
"Understand that addiction is generational. When these folks get out of prison, if they're not admitted into the program, treatment, they'll go home and they will teach their families substance abuse, bad habits," he said. "But if we treat them and we teach them how to maintain a sober and recovering life style, they'll take that home too and teach their family about recovery and sobriety. What I tell the naysayers is check out today. We've got a graduate and we've got 16 more that are right behind him."