Talk of the Bay
Talk of the Bay
Surviving heroin addiction
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In this interview, by Cabrillo College student Jasmine Ramirez, she speaks with Bella, a local Watsonville resident who at one point was the biggest heroin dealer in the area, making $25,000 a month while still a teenager. She became addicted, began stealing from her parents, and ended up in the juvenile justice system. She talks about when her father quit drinking, it inspired her to get clean. She has been sober for 19 years. She reflects on her past, how she navigated family relationships during that difficult time, and her life now.