Thoughts on Recovery: Rhonda’s Story

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Rhonda started abusing drugs when she was 14 years old. She entered treatment for addiction when she was 19. Now at age 21, she has been drug free for almost 2 years, attends college, and enjoys time with her two children.

Can you guess what she says is the most important thing she learned during treatment and recovery?

Hint: It’s related to how she looks at herself as a person and how she views mistakes.

Watch this video in support of National Recovery Month to find out what Rhonda learned during her recovery:

For more thoughts on recovery, check out these videos.

If you or someone you know is looking for drug abuse treatment, NIDA’s guide, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask can help you get started.

Tell us, what questions do you have about recovery?

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