GARDEN CITY, ID — Cyann Knudson says she was addicted to meth the first time she tried it.
"I had my first child at the age of 19 and then raised her for a little bit, and I continued to use. My parents took her, so I fought, and it just felt like I didn't have that support, so I just continued to numb the pain, and that was by using for the next eighteen years," said Knudson.
She has four children, and her twins were born addicted.
"I became so addicted myself that I couldn't stop. I would sit there and cry as I'm getting high, wishing I could stop. You go to the meetings. They say keep coming back, and I kept going back, and I never got it."
She says she was in and out of prison and struggled with mental illness, but through St. Vincent de Paul, she was able to turn her life around and reach sobriety.
It will be the first Christmas they will spend all together as a family.
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