BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts heroin addict has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her drug habit this past summer.
Kylee Moriarty recently met face-to-face with her mom for the first time in nearly a year. But days after that emotional reunion, she was kicked out of her halfway house for allegedly smoking marijuana.
She denies violating house rules and is now in another house for recovering addicts.
Moriarty says she’s still committed to getting herself clean, making amends with the people she hurt and reconnecting with the young son she lost custody of because of her addiction.
Moriarty is among more than 200 addicts taking advantage of a unique program offered by police in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in which heroin addicts are fast-tracked into treatment rather than arrested.