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By Joshua Wood
Stevenson Newspapers 

Sobriety Above All

Michelle Ellis recounts her road from active addiction to recovering addict


Courtesy Michelle Ellis

Now in recovery, Michelle is focusing on being a mother and going to college to help people like herself.

"I always made a promise to myself that if I was ever to use heroin again, I would make sure it killed me because I didn't want to live that lifestyle."

Michelle Ellis was 13 years old when she first experimented with alcohol and marijuana. That eventually led her to prescription pain medications then to heroin and to methamphetamine. Ellis just recently celebrated three years of sobriety from methamphetamine and six years from heroin.

Just like her road into addiction wasn't easy, neither was her road out of it.

Age of Experimentation

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolesc...

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