Addiction doesn’t discriminate and it doesn’t let go — ask Kara Nelson. She came from a good, supportive family, she said, and she tried many times to prevail over her disease.
She was a seemingly normal mother of three when things spiraled out of control, but trauma struck young and her attempts to find some kind of escape with substances began at age 13.
Nelson grew up in Southeast Alaska, mostly in Ketchikan. Her father was a logger and raised his family mostly in logging camps across the region.