UPDATE: Woman who went viral after prostitution arrest heading to addiction recovery center

Published: Apr. 20, 2017 at 12:27 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/28/17 @ 5:30 p.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman who opened up to our camera about her history of heroin addiction could be on the way to recovery.

Lisa Stone, along with authorities, have worked out a deal for her to move into a year long recovery program at The Healing Place in Louisville.

Lisa was picked up on prostitution charges on April 18.

Her candid interview on her battle with addiction went viral on our Facebook page and offers to help Lisa came pouring in.

Lisa, without heroin in her system, wanted to thank everyone for the love, prayers and support.

"I've wasted my whole life on drugs, and if I could take 4 years of my life, 4 years and I could get my GED have a college degree, be working somewhere as a drug counselor have my own car, have my own apartment in 4 years, I thought about doing all of that, or I could just keep wasting my life with what I'm doing," Lisa told us Friday.


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Lisa Stone was one of four women arrested for prostitution in Huntington Tuesday night.

It was what happened after she was put in handcuffs that has captured the attention of millions.

Lisa gave a raw, revealing and blunt interview to Tim Irr about her battle with drug addiction.

Lisa says it started with an addiction to pills that eventually led her to doing heroin, a story many families in our area are all too familiar with.

She told her kids and her mother she was sorry. Lisa also told her "old man" that she loves him more than life.

"I think there is something broken in me, I don't think it can be fixed," Stone said.

Lisa told Tim Irr she has done heroin for 14 years and she's had some of her closest friend die in her arms.

"Best thing to happen is to not wake up. To be done," Stone said.

Lisa said the thing that could get her to stop using heroin would be "a casket."

Lisa signed over custody of her children over to her mother.

"I knew that I was no kind of parent to my children the way I was," Stone said.

Lisa said she didn't know if she would seek treatment at a facility because she is going to jail.

Lisa's interview in its entirety is attached to this story.