Michelle reaches out for help.

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Michelle saw Chantel's first appearance on The Oprah Show and was deeply moved. Then came a wake-up call when a friend of Michelle's who was also an addict got arrested. "She was losing her child, her family," Michelle explains. "And I knew that if I continued to use, that that's what was going to happen to me."

Michelle reached out to friends who helped her pack her bags and check into rehab. Even though they're no longer married, Michelle credits the love and support of her ex-husband, Mike, for helping her recover. "He is my backbone," she says. "And I called him every day. I checked in with him every day and said, 'Mike, I'm two days clean...I'm 10 days clean!'"

When Michelle shared her story, she announced she's been clean for 42 days. But before entering rehab, she made a shocking discovery.
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