What do your friends and family think of your being in
- [My family] loves it. My daughter. . . . I couldnt be around
her and my grandkids. Now I stay with her and my grandkids and she talks
about the difference in me. And shes glad Im in drug court.
- My brother . . . we got caught at the same time and he opted out of
drug court and now hes on methadone and private pay. Hes really
the only family I have. Well, actually, Ive been talking to my dad
a lot and hes really proud of me.
- I been in treatment prior to 91 and 95 and Ive been
with the same man for 14 years, give or take a few times that I went out
on the streets for a few years. He didnt like the AA approach or
the outpatient approach or anything like that, but see, once I got into
drug court, he had to accept it, and now hes all good with it. So
it got to the point he had to accept it and Im glad.
- My stepfather didnt talk to me for 22 years. Now its really
fun. All that changed.
- Well, I still havent told some people. A lot of my friends that
I have known all my life are addicts. When I feel like Im not going
to get judged, then Ill say it.
- I dont say anything about it. Im proud, dont get
me wrong. I dont need to go to work and say I got 5 years and such
or drug court, but if they ask me, Ill be honest and say Im
trying to get my life back together.
- Well, its work and school. My instructor at college almost right
away I told her I was involved. She was very, very supportive . . . and
came to my graduation, and that was totally cool. It meant a lot to me.
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