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Shining Light Celebrates Success of Recovery Program

McDONOUGH — Shining Light Ministries graduate Jennifer Cook said the 12-month recovery program helped get her life back.

“I have healed the rift in my immediate family and re-established visitation and soon to be partial custody of my 13-year-old son,” said Cook. “I remarried in May of 2012 and we are currently expecting a baby girl.”

Cook was a doctor when she entered the Shining Light program in 2010 to deal with an addiction to prescription drugs, said Founder and Executive Director Teresa Bestwick.

“She was a doctor and got into pain medication,” said Bestwick. “She wanted to change and she did an outstanding job for her year. She did quite well.”

Cook said the addiction-recovery program at Shining Light was instrumental in helping her reconnect with her loved ones. Shining Light held an annual ceremony for them, giving out awards for graduates and residents. Cook received an award for community service in Henry