I was blessed that my babies were born beautiful and strong, and are growing up healthy even though I was pregnant and using. Everybody deserves a fighting chance. While my life has been hard, I wouldn’t trade my experiences for the world, because without them I wouldn’t have had my kids. Moving from the shame I’ve carried, I tell my story now because I want what I’ve learned to be part of making things better for others.
Every day I look in the mirror it’s another day I’m sober, another day for a new beginning.
~ Recovering pro-choice drug addict Roxanne Ambrose on her personal struggle of drug addiction and motherhood, RH Reality Check, May 9