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The Faces of Addiction: Kimberly Levasseur

Mug shot: Kimberly Levasseur. (Photo: Livingston County Sheriff's Office.)

Kimberly Levasseur has been using drugs for 12 years. This is the 12th time she's been behind bars.

Kimberly wants to be with her 2-year-old son.

"He's my life and my world, the reason I live," says Kimberly.

"It's hard that the love of a mother is not strong enough to stop a drug addiction," she says.

"I don't know what it's gonna take to stop it."

Kimberly revealed addition runs in her family and circle of friends.

Her desperate need at times, she says, is more powerful than the possibility of death.

"I didn't care if I was alive or dead, as long as I was feeling good," she says. "I'm lucky I'm alive."

You can hear more of Kimberly's story Wednesday at 8: 00 p.m. on 13WHAM in our special Town Hall report - The Opioid Epidemic: A Jailhouse Conversation.

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