Best Drug Rehabilitation | Walk Like MADD

Best Drug Rehabilitation | Walk Like MADD


RYAN: The reason I went to the M.A.D.D. Walk
was to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving, uh, because I’ve had a friend who was hit
by a drunk driver and he was in a coma for about 3 or 4 months and he’s still recovering,
so. A few of us were at a bar, and he was walking home, and he got in an argument with
someone at the bar, and the kid decided to get into his car and chase him down the road,
hit him off the road going like 50 miles an hour. So his life was almost taken, I mean,
he has— I mean, he’s not mentally the same— I mean, learning disabilities. I mean,
he’s pretty much just starting from scratch now, over— cause someone wanted to drive
drunk and get vengeance over a stupid argument. Uh, during the walk, I mean, it was a good
feeling just having so much support and so many people being in the same situation, you
know? I mean, everyone was there for each other and, you know, being able to share with
people who’ve been through the same thing. It was awesome, it was a great feeling. KALEB: Being there was just, you know, coming
from addiction and all that, I just felt like it was something I should do and go and be
a part of and it just was a humbling experience hearing their stories and just talking to
them and just listening to them talk and just, you know, supporting a really good cause that
needs to be more aware of. AMBER: I was a drinker and I drank a lot and
I was always against drinking and driving, but at some point, I got so caught up in my
addiction, and I decided one night that I was going to do that. And the realization
within that walk was that I could not only have harmed myself greatly, but I could have
harmed somebody else. It doesn’t just impact that one immediate family, it impacts a community. CASEY: I myself, um, 2 years ago I got a DUI
for— for drunk driving and uh, so it— it meant a lot to me to be able to uh, to
get back to families that— that uh, have lost loved ones and stuff like that. And it—
it made me aware of uh, how my actions can effect others. When you’re drinking and
when you’re using and stuff like that, you don’t think about how your actions uh, effect
other people, and I’m real— it made me feel really blessed and really grateful to
know that I’ve been given a second chance and that I did not take my own life or someone
else’s in my, uh, in my actions.

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