Allen County Superior Court holds Drug Court graduation

Changing your life can be hard when you don't have the resources, but Monday, 31 people were acknowledged for getting the help they need to survive by Allen County Superior Court.

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 7:41 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2019 8:37 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - This moment is a milestone for those on the journey to recovery. For a lot of them, it hasn't been easy. Elizabeth Long is 1 out of the 31 total who beat their addiction.

“On the program, I found out I was pregnant and I had my baby. When I went to jail, I realized that I don't want to be that kind of mother," Elizabeth Long said.

So she changed her life and quit cocaine not only for herself, but for her family.

Drug court allows users a second chance at life by dismissing charges if they successfully complete counseling and treatment programs.

Long said the best part of reaching this goal is having her family's support because it's not something you can go through alone.

Long said she's been clean for nearly a year.

The main thing she said is wanting better for yourself.

That's her message for anyone hoping to change.

"It has to come from within- an actual want from yourself to change, so I just hope they find that," Long said.

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