'It was between meth or my kids....I realized I had to make a change' How one mother took her life back after fighting an addiction

A recovering drug addict sat down with News 10 today to share her story on recovery. While most find their sobriety in court-mandated classes, she found hers through fitness.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019 6:54 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2019 9:10 AM

CLINTON, Ind. (WTHI)- Vickie Sanquenetti was addicted to drugs for most of her life.

"Everything was going wrong, nothing was working out, and I was really struggling, I wanted to go get high," said Sanquenetti.

Getting high was always an escape for her when she had nothing else to turn to.

"Over the next couple of years it just progressed and by the time I was 16 years old, I was a full-blown meth addict," said Sanquenetti.

It wasn't until Child Protective Services showed up at her front door, that she decided it was time to make a change.

"They told me they were going to take my kids. It was time to push forward and do something," said Sanquenetti.

She tried court-mandated programs and completed them with flying colors, but that wasn't what motivated her to get sober.

Unlike most, Sanquenetti found her sobriety in fitness.

"That's when I decided to be a health fitness coach," Sanquenetti told us.

Her position as a coach played a major factor in her continuing to stay sober.

"It blows me away to see where I am now to where I was," Sanquenetti exclaimed. 

To learn more about her journey or how to get involved with the fitness program, click here.

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