Megan's drug addiction story: video
Transcript - Meagan's Story
Meagan's dad: She was a typical little girl. Very popular.
Meagan's mom: She loved kids, loved babysitting. We had a wonderful relationship.
Meagan's dad: Don't take it for granted that they seem happy in front of you that it can't happen to them. It can happen to any person's child.
TITLE: Meagan's story
Meagan: I can't say why I did it? I was just fed up and mad. It made me feel tough.
Meagan: Once I started using opiates I changed into a completely different person. I didn't care about anybody. I would steal, I would lie.
Meagan's mom: And it didn't take long. I'm not talking weeks, it was just days and my daughter was hooked.
Meagan: I would wake up in the morning and my legs would be throbbing, you're throwing up, you're freezing all the time. It's excruciating. And it got me so bad, it got me so bad. I didn't think I was going to get out of it.
Meagan's dad: Your child is just disintegrating in front of you.
Meagan's mom: Not even my friends and family understood, nobody understands, nobody gets it.
Meagan: It feels like I woke up one morning and I just said, this is enough. If I wanna do drugs, I'm gonna lose my baby girl.
Meagan: I went to my parents and I had told them that I needed help and that's when we started seeking information about the treatment centre. I met a counselor and she changed my whole life.
Meagan's dad: Totally rejuvenated to a person that we were able to talk to. To see her cooking a meal, it was just amazing to us, to see her doing that.
Meagan: I have now been clean for almost a year and a half. I'm trying to get my grade 12 right now.
Meagan's dad: Meagan's always had the desire to get married, settle down. I hope that I'm able to walk her down that aisle.
Meagan: I used to be ashamed of telling people my story, but now I just want to help people, because I've been helped. I am feeling what it's like to be normal again.
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