I rise up for for others who have suffered like I once did

By
Ashley Landua
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

Addiction has helped me to have compassion for other users, because I know I was never a bad person, but I did bad things because of my illness.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

Keep sharing the light. Whatever I that means for you.

I was a meth user all throughout my high school years. No one knew I was using meth, but they did know I was using other drugs. No one tried to help. My dad was an alcoholic, so he had his own battles to fight. I didn’t apply myself in school because I never felt good enough to be one of those people who made a difference. I was a good athlete but that was about all I had going for me, but with the drug use, I never played to my full potential. I went to jail a couple times for small amounts of marijuana, but that never scared me to clean up. I finally found the light in my twenties. I have an older sister who is still a meth user. In and out of jail. I want to do this for those like me and for my sister.