Former meth addict: 'There's hope. It's possible to get sober'

Former meth addict: 'There's hope. It's possible to get sober'

EUGENE, Ore. - Judy McSilvers got hooked on meth when she was 21.

The habit eventually cost her $100 a day to support.

Nine years later, McSilvers went into the Lane County Drug Court program through the Emergence drug rehab program.

Now 30 years old, she graduated from the court program May 21, 2013, and has been clean and sober for 14 months.  

McSilvers credits her recovery to her faith - and to finally realizing the terrible impact her addiction was having on her son and the rest of the family.

She said the drug court program held her accountable.

"It really teaches you how to be an adult," McSilvers said. "You go, you have to answer to a judge, you have to hold yourself accountable. You can't justify stuff anymore."

Now she holds down two jobs and is doing well enough to share her story.

"I want people who have either family or the addiction problems themselves to know that there's hope," she said, "and it is possible to get sober."