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It's All For Me

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It's All For Me

I started getting high with marijuana at the age of 15, with my boyfriend. By the age of 22, I was on crack cocaine, 5 years later I was a full blown crack addict, and pregnant with my third child. I was court ordered to rehab, but managed to dodge the system by moving to different addresses. Finally, DFAC caught up with me, and took custody of my six children. I ended up in jail for contempt of court, while pregnant with my seventh child. At this point I was tired and wanted my children back, so I went to rehab from jail. I faced the difficult days and nights without my kids, and I said I would get clean for the children, but in the end it was all for me. I followed my case plans, which were attend rehab program, get a job, obtain housing and stay clean. I accomplished those goals and some. I am 51 years old and have been drug free for 17 years. During my years of doing drugs, I was killing myself, now I live and ?enjoy life with my family.?

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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