My name is Heather, and I am 17 years old. I started using drugs at 11 years old with my brother. That’s how it all started. At age 12, I was brought to Rise Recovery by my probation officer. I finally figured out that the people here were for me, not against me. I also learned how to have sober fun. They helped me get into sober living, they taught me life skills, and helped me get a sponsor. Now, I attend Rise Inspire Academy so I can also graduate. I hope to work at Rise Recovery some day. Rise is my family. I used to hate life, now…I LOVE IT!