At 13, Ali first tasted alcohol, and she was hooked. She immediately wanted more. Ali then started experimenting with cocaine and ecstasy, and, before she knew it, she had entered the world of teenage addiction. Ali’s highly educated, middle class family was horrified as they watched their daughter’s entire world become consumed with drugs and alcohol. After Ali’s first overdose, she entered a harm reduction program, but her addiction only grew worse. When she overdosed for the second time, Ali knew that if she was going to see her twenties, she had to find another way to get clean. Ali turned 22 in 2012, and is celebrating her fourth year of sobriety. This is the story of a courageous young woman’s fight to take back her life from addiction. This look into teenage addiction is part of TVO’s Mental Health Matters series – an in-depth exploration of the state of mental health in our society.
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