Megan

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Megan was a pretty, vivacious and loving daughter...whose addictions began when was just 12 years old. She started with pills and marijuana, and, at 15, began using crystal meth. This new drug soon took over her life, and her family began to notice dramatic changes in her mood and appearance.

On the day of Megan's prom, her frayed relationship with her family finally broke. Megan's mother, Robyn, kicked her out of the house, and for seven days, Megan went on a binge that made her previous drug use pale in comparison.

Megan's whereabouts unknown, the family happened to see The Oprah Winfrey Show the day Chantel spoke of her addiction to meth. Robyn did the math and realized that Megan was hooked on meth. "It could have been Megan sitting on the stage at that point. I thought, 'That's her. That's what she's doing. She's doing meth.'"

Robyn began a seven-day search for Megan, praying she was still alive. When Megan returned home, Robyn asked Megan to watch copy of the show featuring Chantel.

"I was like, 'What are you talking about? I just want to go to sleep.' And she said, 'No, I really want you to watch this.' I did and my eyes were wide open. It was really inspiring."

Megan finally admitted she had a drug problem and agreed to go to rehab.
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FROM: The 17-Year-Old Meth Addict: Did She Quit?
Published on November 28, 2005

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