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I started at age 12 after watching my hero stick a needle in his arm. With that came a wave of gang violence, crime and years behind California department of corrections. I was addicted to heroin for 16 years more then half my life. Once realizing the truth in the life I lived i decided to start something new in my life. I've notice by giving up the drugs I also gave up the negative life style I was living and all this positive attributes enter in my life. For once in my life I have found true happiness while being in sobriety and that's wroth more then getting high. I'm 28 and I thank those who never gave up I thank my mom for kicking me out in the streets and turning her back on me and I also thank my partner for her role in my sobriety.


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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1. Otneil
I would like to say thanks for all the help and adicve you have given me over this last Month. I really thought I had reached a point where I couldn't go on as a mother but your words and patience in helping me at this time have helped me to see through this dark time. I am grateful to you and also to the charity for providing this help.