At 56, June lost her husband of 22 years to a heroin overdose. No longer able to live on her husband's pension and, at only 96 pounds, the mother of three decided it was time to face her own addiction to meth. While in the Samaritan Daytop Village Methadone-to-Abstinence Residential (MTAR) treatment program, she not only took steps to recover from her 32-year addiction to drugs but also attended school and received her certificate as a home health aide. Now living with her mother, June has been clean and sober for more than two years. She is employed as a bilingual home health aide, and plans to get her own apartment and reunite with her children.
"I never thought I'd get off meth," she said of her recovery. "You can make it out, like I did."