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OASAS Stories of Recovery
Mary of New York
Posted: June 3, 2010       Individual
Time in recovery: 14 years, 1 months       Age: 60       Gender: Female

I was a addict for 20 years beginning with alcohol, marijuanna and progressing to cocaine and heroin. My turning point came in 1996. While incarcerated, I sought treatment through programs while locked up on other bids. But this time, I was spiritually enlightened. Thus, resulting in myself exploring the multi-causality of my addictions. When I was released back into the community, I utilized the social resources available, went to college and got a degree in human services. Today I'm a staunch advocate.

 
   

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