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Narconon Freedom Center Michigan Student Reports on Her Recovery: Gets GED and Goes to College
Date:7/15/2013

Albion, MI (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

Narconon Freedom Center received a report this week from a graduate of their alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. After a year of being sober the former student is well, has earned her GED, gotten a full time job and is living on her own. She is enrolled in college to be a teacher with the purpose of helping struggling adolescents realize there is more to life than drugs and street life. This student’s life demonstrates SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) new working definition of recovery, “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

“My addiction started with smoking marijuana and drinking when I was 12 years old. Before I knew what happened, I had tried nearly every drug that could be bought off the streets at just 15 years old… I had found the drug that I just couldn’t seem to get enough of: heroin. My loved ones watched me spiral out of control and eventually had to completely disconnect for their own sanity. At 17 I had become homeless because of my addiction. I had to learn how to survive any way that I could. I resorted to stealing, lying, cheating and prostitution to support my increasingly large drug use,” said A.M.

One night A.M. was found by a passerby only half alive from an overdosing and was taken to the ER. “This is when my family was notified of what had happened and reluctantly came to see me. Upon their arrival, they offered to pay for me to attend a drug treatment center and even though I wanted to continue using; I knew I needed to go to treatment and clean my life up,” cont
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