At 13, Marranda, a type-1 diabetic, was addicted to hard drugs. She went to inpatient rehabilitation for nearly four months, but later spiraled back to her destructive ways. Is she ready to accept help and turn her life around again?
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Marranda's Drug Intervention Dr. Travis Stork: You may remember six months ago we met a young girl, not only a diabetic. She was abusing drugs and here’s what happened. Linda: I'm Linda. I'm Marranda’s mother. I'm very concerned that she’s smoking and drinking. Cary Quashen: The thing she’s doing can kill her and to boot she’s got bad ideas. So we’re here today to do an intervention and give this kid some help. Marranda, how do you do? Come here. Marranda: I don’t want the stupid camera in here. Get it out of here. No, I don’t want to go. No, I'm not going. Linda: Oh, you're going. There’s no choice. Dr. Travis Stork: If you say right here right now you’re willing to give up drugs forever you’re going to be as beautiful at age 21 as you are right now because you're a beautiful young lady. Marranda: Thank you. Female: And he tried heroine for the first time and he died. He’s dead now. Part of me died that day that he died. And I’m not sure I’d be the same again. You're so worth that you’re so beautiful. Linda: Marranda did beautifully in rehab and she was clean and sober. She was wonderful. It was sometime after Christmas that she started staying out late, coming home with smell of marijuana on her and shortly after that we had to rush her to Children’s Hospital. She had alcohol and methamphetamine in her system. Dr. Travis Stork: That was Marranda’s mom who has had her withstand. She actually turned to Cary Quashen for help and Marranda and her mom are both here and now Marranda, it’s good to see you again. And Cary, where are we at with Marranda? Cary Quashen: Somebody said earlier well, she’s starting all over, no. She had 102 days sober and I don’t want to ever take that away from her and she was real, real proud of that. And she went out and she blew it. People in recovery, they do slip and they do have to come back and this is going to be her last slip as far as I'm concerned because she’s back with us and she’s not going anywhere until we know she has got it. And if that means sending her somewhere for a long, long, long time that’s what we’re going to do but Marranda is going to do whatever we need to do to help this girl. Dr. Travis Stork: Marranda based on everything here, you know how hard this is, right? Marranda: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: But you're committed. Marranda: Yeah, I am.

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