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Katherine F.

Katherine F., originally from West Virginia, is an extraordinary individual with a compelling life story that she bravely shares on the “Hell Has an Exit” podcast. Her tumultuous journey began at a young age when she was introduced to opiates due to a sports injury. Despite growing up in a supportive family, Katherine grappled with a desire for attention and a rebellious streak that led her down a challenging path.

Her descent into drug addiction, particularly opiates, began around the age of 15, marking the start of a grueling 26-year battle with substance abuse. As she candidly recounts her experiences, Katherine sheds light on how her family’s well-intentioned focus on her struggles inadvertently overshadowed her brother’s own issues. Tragically, he masked his addiction with mental health problems and eventually succumbed to a heroin and fentanyl overdose.

Katherine’s life took a dark turn as she became entangled in a series of abusive relationships, including a haunting incident where her boyfriend ran her over with a truck, resulting in a coma and severe injuries that added complexity to her already challenging journey.

However, her story is not just one of hardship. Katherine’s transformation is a testament to resilience and determination. She is not only a dedicated mother but also a symbol of the boundless potential for growth and healing. Katherine’s path to recovery took a positive turn when she returned to school and earned her degree, demonstrating her commitment to a brighter future. In her quest for help, she discovered the transformative power of love.

Katherine’s down-to-earth and relatable narrative, featured on the “Hell Has an Exit” podcast, showcases her unwavering determination to overcome adversity, find hope, healing, and happiness, and inspire others along the way. Her remarkable journey serves as a shining example of the strength of the human spirit, making her a truly valuable guest on the podcast.

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Hell Has an Exit Podcast is a display of resilience of the human spirit. Our host Teddy Tarantino was addicted at the age of 14. Lost and suicidal he found his own exit in hell by getting clean at 17 and involvement in a 12 step program. Since then Teddy has dedicated much of his life helping other addicts find the Exit. On this show Teddy interviews individuals who have fought similar battles- emotionally raw, vulnerable and uncut.