My name is Marlana and I am from Barrow, Alaska.
I graduated from my first intensive inpatient treatment on November 4, 2015. I was addicted and had lost everything in my life. Lost my husband, my kids, and my job. Most of all, I lost all self-respect. I was in such a deep hole for so many years, so many undealt issues that brought me to use.
I almost drove off a bluff and killed myself but a friend prayed for me before I drove off and my truck completely shut off. I am so thankful for her. Had it not been for her, I wouldn't be here today.
I came back to my community in Barrow, Alaska to help my people back into recovery. I love who I've become today and have worked very hard to get where I am. I created a page called AB0VE THE INFLUENCE AK that has over 900 members today. The page was created to bring awareness, healing, and encouragement. I choose to live AB0VE THE INFLUENCE today and everyday that God keeps me on this earth. I just wanted to share a little bit about my story.