In August, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hosted a forum entitled, “Young People in Recovery.” Their key panel featured three young people, Sarah Nerad, Danielle Tarino, and Benjamin Chin. Nerad , Tarino, and Chin all spoke about their experiences in recovery after suffering from years of substance abuse, which lead two of them to incarceration. All three are pursuing higher education and have gotten their lives back on track due to intensive treatment and counseling. The panel members, regardless of their specific addiction or what lead them to it, all drove home the same theme: recovery is possible.

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