Lawton_Trude Schenker's meth addiction began sooner than many. "I started drugs when I was fourteen," she said. Unfortunately, her addiction didn't end early either. "I used all through my 20 s and 30 s, and I didn't use every day - I was a binger. I would go for like a couple months, then I d clean up get healthy again."
She says one high would trigger a binge in 1999 that sent her over the edge. "It was just devastating. It took me all the way down." Schenker says that after years of rehabilitation, counseling, and meetings, her things started to look up. "My life started getting so much better, ya know? Today, I have five-and-a-half years of continued sobriety," she said.