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Thoughts on Recovery: Rhonda’s Story

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Sara Bellum

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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This a great story and it expresses some HOPE.
Her story is real because daily I see kids who are heading in the wrong direction. They think that using marijuana is cool and ok . That what they are doing will not affect them in the long run. These kids today are shallow and live in a make believe world.