Kelly Cookson is the mother of Ava who is in recovery for Substance Abuse Disorder.
Since this time, she has tirelessly dedicated herself to helping other parents and addicts navigate the difficult treatment system, and provide emotional support and encouragement. She is developing a peer to peer support program called Project Clean Time. She has a 20 year medical background including Outreach Care Coordination. She is currently employed by Integrity Care Card.
You can read her full story on her blog www.shewasminefirst.wordpress.com
“Even if you are a person who isn’t able to see the pain addiction causes an individual who becomes a slave to a drug that is SO difficult to overcome, surely you can empathize with her family; the innocent children, her husband who didn’t sign up for this, her elderly mother who’s health is in jeopardy, and a family that has been ripped apart due to the fighting. Surely you can see that every individual addicted affects YOU in some way when you really break it down.”