Couple Receives Blessing After Breaking Chains Of Drug Addiction - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Couple Receives Blessing After Breaking Chains Of Drug Addiction

Posted: Updated:
The Slaights will now call a north Tulsa neighborhood home, all thanks to volunteers. The Slaights will now call a north Tulsa neighborhood home, all thanks to volunteers.
Touring the new home was an emotional trip for how far the family has come. Touring the new home was an emotional trip for how far the family has come.
Their addiction to the powerful drug made them lose everything, including their children, but they are building back their lives. Their addiction to the powerful drug made them lose everything, including their children, but they are building back their lives.
TULSA -

A Tulsa couple is getting a second chance after battling a drug addiction and starting over after a local church group pitched in and gave them keys to their future.

"You know, we had the house, we had the kids, we had the fence and that all got stripped out from under us," Tyler Slaight said.

Tyler Slaight and his wife Morgan battled an addiction to methamphetamine. Their addiction to the powerful drug made them lose everything, including their children.

Through years of rehabilitation and counseling, the Slaights are coming back together, and their children are sleeping in their own rooms.

"You go through the kind of life that we went through, and you don't expect anything like this. I'm an ex-eight-year meth addict," Morgan said. "And the only reason I'm sober is because God delivered me from that."

The Slaights will now call a north Tulsa neighborhood home, all thanks to volunteers from the Bethany Free Will Baptist Church in Broken Arrow.

"To see her walk through the door - it's just been wonderful," Angela Lane said.

The love from others has touched the hearts of a family once hardened by the despair that comes with a drug-addicted lifestyle.

Once again, they have hope.

"You just don't expect this kind of stuff," Morgan said. "You don't expect the outpouring from the community the way this has happened."

"This hasn't been easy for us, by any means," Tyler said. "It hasn't been easy, but we didn't give up, you know? It's nobody else's fault; what happened in our lives, but the choices we make. 

"But now we make the good choices today, and with those choices come restoration."

Touring the new home was an emotional trip for how far the family has come down the road to recovery.

"This is my favorite part - the dining room," Morgan said. "This is where we all get to sit down and pray together and have our meals together and just be together."

More than half of the 500 member church turned out to get the family's house into livable shape.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.