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Indigenous Intervention: how Indigenous culture can help drug users recover and live a healthier life – The Calgary Journal

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201935 Views

You would think having your kids taken away from you would be the wake-up call needed to kick an addiction. For Sarah Rene, this was not the case. When her drug use got so bad that her two daughters and son were taken from her, things only got worse.

Once her children were taken – her daughters to live with her mother and sister, her son to a centre for behavioral therapy – Rene spiraled into a daily cycle of drug use and depression.

Her day would consist of waking up in the morning, calling a drug dealer to get what she would need; cocaine, fentanyl, or maybe both. She would pick it up, go home to use it and fall into bed for the rest of the day; unconscious from the potent mix of drugs and emotional pain of her kids’ absence.

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