My mom and stepdad were addicts for many years. I was always stressed and worried about what the next day would bring. I remember staying with my mom in ASAC and seeing her go to rehab and prison many, many times. In fact, in 1994 we lived at ASAC for a short time. I remember hanging out with my mom in the room and attending meetings with her. After a meeting we headed back to the room, and she started feeling ill. She was pregnant at the time. She told me to get someone for help, so I found a lady outside to come help. At that moment, she was going into labor. When she got to the hospital, they delivered my baby sister. She was born premature weighing in at a little over 4 pounds. Little did I know, I was also becoming a mother... 

If you are using drugs and trying to raise children, please drop the drugs. No matter how much you think using doesn't affect you or them, it does. Your children will thank you for sobriety later. There is help. You are not alone. #takecareofyou

 Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help Hotline (888) 548-4953
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