The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.
Carlie Dehart did many years of growing up with a fraction of a mother. Misty Dehart may not have meant to leave Carlie, but Carlie was left. from ages 3-14, Misty wasn't around. Once Misty returned, she was in long-term recovery and ready to start being a mother.
It wasn't easy.
As an outsider, it is shocking and sobering to hear about their experience reuniting. However, both of them would proudly tell you now that things have changed. The two grew closer than they imagined they could have. After the fact, there seems to be an appreciation you can only have when you've been without.
In this episode of The Local Lens, Misty and Carlie join us to share their experience and thoughts. It's hard to hear, but in Misty's words, "it's good, though. We're healing."
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
Listen to our other episode with Misty:
Structure, Support, and Small Compromises - Misty Dehart
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).
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