Kings Mountain girl to cap journey from addict to school grad

It is been a lengthy street for 29-calendar year-old Chasty King, who took her initially higher education classes in 2011 and, following a 13-calendar year wrestle with compound abuse, will graduate from Gaston College or university Friday. 

The Bessemer City native will make her associate’s degree in human services technology substance abuse at the identical time she will work on a guide about her journey to restoration.

King began ingesting alcohol at age 11. In her teenage yrs, she smoked cannabis and took opioids while navigating as a result of the feelings of her parents’ divorce. She grew to appreciate how those substances manufactured her truly feel. 

“I usually wished to experience unique than what I was experience. If I felt terrible, I wanted to really feel fantastic. If I was emotion great, I wished to truly feel better,” King said. “All I desired to do was get higher.”