Missouri Mother and Daughter Help Addicts Defeat Meth

9 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Sunday, April 10 2011 Apr 10, 2011 Sunday, April 10, 2011 8:48:43 PM CDT April 10, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri mother and daughter who once shared an addiction to methamphetamine are now working to help other women recover from substance abuse.

Karen Daugherty and Stacy Sullivan-Jones run Mending Hearts, a 10-bed transitional home in Cape Girardeau for women in the early stages of addiction recovery. They say they have firsthand insight into the nightmarish process of giving up the notoriously addictive drug.

Daugherty and Sullivan-Jones are meeting a need that's grown sharply in Missouri since the mid-1990s. The Southeast Missourian reports that in 1993, the state had 146 admissions for meth
addiction to publicly funded treatment centers. That number grew to more than 4,400 last year.

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