For years, I sold my body in exchange for drugs, but I didn’t choose that life. It chose me.
April Thacker shared her story with Columbus Monthly, giving credit to Maryhaven and Amethyst for helping her along her journey to recovery:
The women’s program at Maryhaven is a beautiful place. It used to be a convent. There’s a driveway around it, shaded by trees. I felt so safe there—like I was in a cocoon, where I could rest and grow and feed.
After seven months, I was accepted in the Amethyst program, which provides long-term support for women recovering from addiction. They gave me an apartment and filled my day with classes and supportive care.