By the time she was 16, Morgan Mills was using cocaine and alcohol on a daily basis, as well as ecstasy and Oxycontin on the weekends. A year later, her family held an intervention and she went to her first rehab, a wilderness based program in Utah. Five years later she succumbed to a major depression and relapsed on heroin.
In Morgan’s own words: “It was through divine intervention that I got help when I accidentally texted my dad a text that was intended for my drug dealer. As soon as that happened my family admitted me into rehab. At this rehab I was introduced to addiction as a disease, the 12 steps, and the process of recovery (and that it means no alcohol). I was given the tools I needed to stay strong in my recovery and I attended a meeting every day. Instead of sweeping it under the rug like that last rehab, I was encouraged to be open and talk about my struggles and to maintain a humble attitude that this is a lifelong journey and one that I should not hide from. Since then I have stayed sober and really started pursuing my dreams.”