Stephanie, 2020 Graduate

Stephanie, 2020 Graduate

I grew up in a small town, and like a lot of other small town girls, I got pregnant at an early age. When my baby girl died, I just came apart. I dealt with my grief by getting high until eventually my addiction became the reason for my grief. 

I never processed the heartbreak of losing a child. I needed to mourn my daughter and the pieces of me I lost along the way.

I jumped at the chance to get into Thistle Farms Residential. There were so many options for therapy and I was excited about the possibility of getting well. This program has given me a chance at a new beginning.

Today I know that my story is not just for me. It’s for every small town girl out there who might need to hear it. Getting back up when you've fallen is the hardest thing to do. I want to be the hand that steadies another person on the way back up.