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Prop 36 has been helping people enter treatment and improve—and even save—their own lives since July 2001. Since then, over 60,000 Californians have completed drug treatment and had a good chance at recovery.

These are the stories of some of those people. If you would like to include your story, let us know by clicking on the "Submit Your Story" link above.



Mary

 

During the years Mary was using, she didn’t even show up for the holidays. This year Mary is caring for her two sick parents during the day, and at night celebrating and cooking a holiday meal for the women in the residential treatment house where she now works.

Mary started using drugs at age 38 and was arrested at age 45. This was the first time in her life she was arrested and said that it was a wake up call. With the option of entering treatment through Proposition 36, Mary went into recovery with full force.

This February Mary will be celebrating four years clean and sober. Mary went back to school in the field of recovery, got her certification, and has been working in a recovery house for the last two years. She is now caring for those around her. She cares for her two sick parents during the day, and works at a recovery house for women at night.

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