Chekesha Kay Ellis
The founder of Chase No More, LLC her Foundation provides support and resources for individuals, families, and communities suffering from addiction.
She is a Motivational Speaker, Certified Family Recovery Specialist, and person in sustained recovery.
She is a woman of passion, vision, and purpose who has made it her life's work to assist others in moving pass their addiction issues.
"I never experimented with drugs, but after knee surgery in 2001, I became addicted to prescription painkillers. I fell in love with how they made me feel, and my life quickly turned upside down. I lost everything .
I moved in with my parents, but they didn't understand what was happening to me at the time. I hid my addiction very well, no one knew. When I went through the brutal withdrawals, my parents just thought I was sick.
In 2009 I started losing my hearing and was told by a doctor that I was going deaf from the excessive use of the opioids.
In 2010, after 11 years, I ended my chase for prescription painkillers. I stopped cold turkey and I have been in recovery ever since.
I became a Public figure when my story was on the front page of a newspaper. I'm so proud of myself because I've turned my tumultuous past into a great testimony! http://chasenomore.org