GALLERY: Why I Quit Doing Drugs

Name: Chad Lines. Clean: 8 months. Drug of choice: Meth. Why you quit: “I was sick of being in and out of prison. I wanted to better myself and start a new life.”

Some have been clean for weeks; some for months and years.

Hundreds of people in recovery got together this weekend to celebrate their sobriety and their new, drug-free lives at an annual event sponsored by the County and its treatment partners.

We spoke with several of them. They talked about how long they’ve been clean, what was their drug of choice and the reason why they quit drugs.