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Sobriety is a Journey

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Sobriety is a Journey

I started using drugs when I was only 12 years old. I started with marijuana and kept experimenting until I tried methamphetamines. There became my downfall. A struggle for 12 years off and on. I lost my husband, my oldest son and my life.

I can proudly say that I have been in recovery and sobriety for 9 years last month. I have learned so much during the journey in my sobriety. I talk to teens as much as possible to get my story out there. If I can just help one person avoid drugs, I feel compete.

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. Julie
Thank you so much for sharing your story, Patricia. Congratulations on your recovery!