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Tatum is only one of many moms across the country dealing with addiction. Valerie, a stay-at-home mother of two, is Skyping™ in to the Oprah Show studio from her home in Woodlands, Texas. She says that she was addicted to painkillers when she was pregnant and took up to 40 pills a day.

Valerie's been clean for two years and says she had a profound spiritual awakening when she was in rehab. "I prayed on my knees on a concrete floor in a rehab facility, and I told God that I was his to do with what is his will," she says. "From then on it was, 'Thy will be done.' … The right answer would come every time."
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Published on September 12, 2008

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