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“Addiction Doesn’t Define Me” – Angela’s Story

“I lost custody of my child and fell out of touch with my family and myself and ended up incarcerated before seeking treatment. Even while in jail, I was judged as an addict. I felt ashamed, lost and hopeless. Recovery was scary at first, but it’s possible with hard work and a support system. I have my family back, I have a degree, and I am a certified recovery specialist. Even if this attempt at recovery is your 12th attempt, this could be the one that sticks.” – Angela H.

This campaign was created as a collaboration between COCA and the Berks County Opioid Coalition – SOS Berks. View more about this campaign and additional testimonials at

The creation of these testimonials was made possible with funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency. Paid for with Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars.

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