Alyssa Valentin | From the Back of A Cop Car, Heroin Addiction To Recovery Advocate For Banyan Treatment Center
Alyssa describes getting bullied in school and falling into the bad crowd, using marijuana for the first time to fit in. This led to harder drugs, like cocaine, ecstasy & eventually heroin. Hear her story of how addiction consumed her life for 3 years, and eventually found her way out of the darkness.
In the worst of her addiction, she was living in the back of her car, down to 90 pounds, stealing and committing crimes, helplessly strung out. Her first trip to rehab failed. Even a family intervention couldn’t help her, it wasn’t until she was in the lowest state in her life and fed up with the way drugs were ruling her life, that she decided to make a change & commit to rehab a second time.
That 2nd time in rehab proved to be successful, now her focus is her amazing family, with her stepson & husband, working at the Banyan Treatment Center to share her stories to help other people going through the same things as she was. As well as how she came to meet and work with the hosts of Knockin' Doorz Down when they took their trip to Philadelphia to interview Bam Margera, Brandon Novak and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino.
This is Alyssa Valentin in her own words on Knockin’ Doorz Down.
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