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My Recovery

Personal Story on the SAMHSA Website

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Teresa Kay Means tells her story of codependency and recovery.  From her article on SAMHSA

"Hi, my name is Teresa Kay Means and I am 32 years old. I am codependent. I am also in recovery for numerous other mental health issues including childhood trauma. I have been in recovery and treatment for as long as I can remember as well as my children. I am a single mother of four, ages ranging from 8 to 16.

I have been in recovery for more than 15 years and I have "relapsed" many times, just like many of you. People say I don’t understand. I do understand more than they realize. I know that we must change our toxic people we are around, places we go, and things we do during recovery. Since I've done those things I have been so much happier and bettering myself once again."

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