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“I would tell my younger self - this wasn't
where my life is meant to go”

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“I would tell my younger self that this wasn't where my life is meant to go, and that it takes a long time, and you don't always know everything when you're under 18. Our brains aren't even fully developed until we're 26 and to think that life is unmanageable both before then, it's not, because you still have so much more growing to do just develop mentally, emotionally, physically, and you're not anywhere near your peak of life. So to use substances and change your peak is it's just not what's best for you.”

Mary, a 22 year old woman in recovery

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