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BATTLING METH: A MOTHER’S ROAD TO RECOVERY

Lindsay Curio, 28, is a recovering drug addict. When she was young, Lindsay’s family moved often and she had to adjust to new schools.

Lindsay and Tristen share a special bond.

It’s been a long road for Lindsay as she battled meth addiction.

Lindsay’s father, Ricky, said he had been in denial about her drug use until she got in trouble with the law.

Juvenile Court Judge Velma Tilley of Bartow County served as Lindsay’s family drug court judge and played a vital role in helping her reach sobriety.

Lindsay and her son Tristen visit Bartow County Jail, where she was detained on six occasions.

Lindsay fights daily to stay clean. Her winning battle against addiction allows her to maintain custody of her son.

 

Created by SHADDI ABUSAID, DANIELA DURON, ELIZABETH KEENER, ROGER NEWTON AND LINDSAY WALKER

Lindsay Curio sits on the porch of her family’s trailer. It’s a crisp, cool November morning, and the leaves on the trees are finally beginning to change color. The morning light shines through the porch screen as Lindsay’s 20-month-old son, Tristen, roams around the porch laughing and dancing as he plays with a cell phone.

Tristen is Lindsay’s third child. Her other two children were taken from her by the Department of Family and Children Services. They didn’t think a young woman caught in the throes of meth addiction was fit to raise children.

Lindsay doesn’t use meth anymore, but the drug controlled her for 12 years, dictating her every move from the time she became addicted as a young girl.

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