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Recovering heroin addict says she’s “not ashamed anymore”

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

By Lauren Handley

Dara Lawson, a 21-year-old recovering heroin addict, talks to Cronkite News about her appearance on the statewide broadcast of “Hooked” and how it helped her to stay sober. Lawson, who said she has been off heroin for nearly four years, has a son and is pregnant with her second child. Her husband also is a recovering heroin addict.

Seeing herself in the documentary, she said, “Reminds me of where I came from. It takes me back to the beginning. And that’s a place that I need to be aware of.

“I’ve gained strength from the whole situation,” she said. “I”m not ashamed anymore.”