UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION

Heritage House officials focused on that issue and giving hope to addicts


Debra Barcellos is shown at Mariposa Heritage House. Photo by Matt Johnson

Debra Barcellos knows the ugly side of addiction.

Barcellos was addicted to alcohol and drugs for several years. She lost her happiness, her identity and nearly lost her children.

That was until a phone call came from her younger brother who lived in the Bay Area. He was also an addict.

“He said he had a way out,” said Barcellos.

“This was it. This was my chance.”

So she quit her job and moved to the Bay...

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