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Local Women Share Their Spiral Into Substance Abuse; Health Smart: Addicted Series

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More than 23 million Americans struggle with addiction and today experts warn women are the fastest growing population of substance abusers. No matter your age, income, ethnicity or neighborhood zip code, the disease, killing a reported 125 Americans a day, could strike any mother, sister, aunt, daughter or friend, at any time.

KTLA on Monday began a very special five-day Health Smart series, putting a name, face and story to those addicted.

A 21-year-old Breanna Jones was introduced to meth by her boyfriend. After losing custody of her son, the Ventura County woman decided to enter treatment in hopes of getting her life and her son back. Jessica Holmes reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Mo

If you need help, click here for more information on Path to Serenity treatment center in Villa Park.