What’s working in Yakima to help fight drug and alcohol addiction? People say the local 12 step programs, Narcotics Anonymous, are helping them recover.
Accepting your addiction is the first step. Anthony Salas, a recovering drug addict, says it hasn’t been easy. He’s been clean for four years now, but temptation is always there.
"If I have just one drug, I have to have more and more and more and I can’t stop," said Salas.
Recovering is an ongoing process. People like Cathy Hale and Anthony say going to the 12-step program and attending meetings is what helps them stay away.
"I get emotional thinking about it cause it means a lot to me, I couldn’t do life without them," said Cathy Hale, a recovering addict.
"We can understand each other, we’ve been there, having someone to relate to that’s been what I’ve been through," said Salas.