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Rehabbed Mom Graduates with Honors

Samantha Mosley was pregnant, in jail and addicted to drugs when she learned about New Life Home for Women and Children’s rehabilitation program and discovered a way to turn her life around. Read Transcript


I HAD TRACK MARKS

LITERALLY FROM MY FEET TO MY

NECK.

I WAS COVERED.

IT WAS A QUICK, EASY HIGH.

AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I

COULD DO ANYWHERE.

IT CONSUMED EVERY PART OF MY

LIFE.

Reporter: SAMANTHA

MOSLEY STARTED USING DRUGS

WHEN SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD AS

A WAY TO FIT IN.

BY THE TIME SHE WAS 18,

SAMANTHA WAS A HARD-CORE

DRUG ADDICT.

SHE RAN AWAY FROM HOME AND

GOT INVOLVED IN AN ABUSIVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAN

TWICE HER AGE.

HE INTRODUCED ME TO

HARDER DRUGS, WHERE I BECAME

ADDICTED TO CRACK COCAINE.

I BEGAN DOING ANYTHING TO

FEED MY ADDICTION.

AND I ENDED UP GETTING

ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF

DRUGS.

Reporter: SAMANTHA WAS

SIX MONTHS PREGNANT AND HIGH

WHEN SHE WENT TO JAIL.

WHEN I WAS THERE, IT WAS

SUMMERTIME AND WAS HOT.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO GO

OUTSIDE FOR RECREATION.

AND THE ALTERNATIVE WAS TO

GO TO A CHAPEL SERVICE.

WHEN I STARTED TO GO AND

HEAR ABOUT GOD AND JESUS AND

HIS FORGIVENESS AND HIS

LOVE, SOMETHING TOUCHED MY

HEART AND I KNEW THAT THERE

WAS SOMETHING GREATER.

AND I JUST STARTED PRAYING.

AND MY PRAYERS WERE SO

SIMPLE, BUT IT WAS, GOD, I

NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE.

I NEED TO DO SOMETHING

BETTER WITH MY LIFE FOR MY

CHILD.

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE MY BABY

HERE.

Reporter: SAMANTHA

REACHED OUT TO HER PARENTS

FOR HELP.

THEY STARTED LOOKING FOR

PROGRAMS, BUT EVERYWHERE

THEY FOUND SAID I COULD

COME, BUT ONCE I HAD MY BABY

I WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE.

I KNEW THAT WASN'T AN

OPTION.

I KNEW I NEEDED SOMEWHERE

THAT I COULD HAVE MY CHILD x

WITH ME.

Reporter: SAMANTHA'S

MOTHER LEARNED ABOUT NEW

LIFE HOME FOR WOMEN AND

CHILDREN, A REHABILITATION

PROGRAM SPONSORED IN PART BY

CBN.

THE PROGRAM ALLOWS MOTHERS

TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN AS

THEY GO THROUGH RECOVERY.

SHE GOT ALL OF THE

INFORMATION, AND SHE SENT IT

TO ME.

AND I JUST STARTED PRAYING.

I USED TO JUST SIT AND STARE

AT A PICTURE OF THE HOUSE

AND SAID, THIS IS WHERE I'M

GOING TO BE.

ONE DAY I KNEW IN MY HEART

THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: SAMANTHA WENT

DIRECTLY FROM JAIL TO THE

PROGRAM.

I WILL NEVER FORGET, I

PULLED UP TO THE FRONT OF

THE HOUSE.

WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE CAR,

THERE WERE TWO STAFF

STANDING OUTSIDE AND THEY

JUST EMBRACED ME.

IT WAS JUST THE MOST

INCREDIBLE FEELING BECAUSE

THEY JUST LOVED ME.

BACK THEN I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

IT WAS, BUT I KNOW IT WAS

THE LOVE OF CHRIST THAT

EMBRACED ME.

IT CONSUMED ME.

IT WAS THE SAME FEEL WITH

THE DRUGS, BUT IT WAS LOVE,

AND IT WAS SOMETHING I NEVER

EXPERIENCED BEFORE IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: SAMANTHA GAVE

HER LIFE TO CHRIST.

AFTER HER DAUGHTER WAS

BORN, SHE STARTED PLANNING

FOR THE FUTURE.

I HAD MY G.E.D.

I NEVER WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL,

BUT I REALLY WANTED TO HELP

WOMEN.

AND I KNEW THROUGH THE

ENCOURAGEMENT AND GRACE AND

THE STAFF HERE, THAT GOING

BACK TO SCHOOL WOULD BE THE

BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE THOSE

GOALS.

Reporter: SAMANTHA

CHOSE TO ATTEND REGENT

UNIVERSITY'S ONLINE PROGRAM

TO GET HER BACHELOR'S DEGREE

IN COUNSELLING.

REGENT UNIVERSITY JUST

OFFERED ME THE OPPORTUNITY

TO BE ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL

ONLINE, TO GET A DEGREE IN A

SECULAR DISCIPLINE OF

PSYCHOLOGY, WITH A CHRISTIAN

BASIS, AND BE ABLE TO TAKE

CARE OF MY DAUGHTER.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS AN ONLINE

STUDENT, I FELT LIKE I KNEW

MY TMPS AN TEACHERS AND I

COULD TALK TO THEM IF I HAD

AN ISSUE OR PROBLEM OR

NEEDED CLARIFICATION ON

SOMETHING.

I LOVED LEARNING PSYCHOLOGY

WITH A CHRISTIAN

FOUNDATION.

Reporter: SAMANTHA

GRADUATED WITH HONORS FROM

REGENT UNIVERSITY IN

MAY 2012.

TODAY SHE IS AN ACTIVE

MOTHER, BUT WORKS TO COUNSEL

OTHER WOMEN IN THE RECOVERY

PROGRAM AND NEW LIFE HOME.

I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE

UNDER THE STIGMA THAT I'LL

BE A DRUG ADDICT FOR THE

REST OF MY LIFE.

I'VE BEEN SET FREE.

I THINK WALKING IN THAT

TRUTH AND THE NEWNESS OF

LIFE IS WHAT CHANGES US, AND

KNOWING WE DON'T HAVE TO BE

THOSE PEOPLE FROM THE PAST.

THAT WE DO HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY AND A SECOND

CHANCE AT LIFE THAT ONLY

COMES THROUGH CHRIST.

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