Clarence musician shares her journey combating addiction through music

Clarence musician shares her journey combating addiction through music


((A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU’RE GOING THROUGH ADDICITON YOUR FRIENDS AREN’T FRIENDS YOUR FAMILY IS NOT FAMILY, IT’S JUST YOU AND THAT DRUG AND THAT’S IT.)) A MUSICIAN FROM CLARENCE IS OPENING UP ABOUT HER STRUGGLE WITH ADDICTION – AND HOW SHE OVERCAME IT THROUGH MUSIC. NEWS 4’S ANGELA CHRISTOFOROS HAS HER STORY. ANGELA. CHRISTY 23-YEAR-OLD MINDY DAVEY HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT. SHE STRUGGLED WITH ADDICITON FOR NEARLY 5 YEARS BEFORE SHE GOT HELP AND TURNED HER LIFE AROUND. NOW SHE WRITES SONGS ABOUT HER JOURNEY AND HOPES THIS HELPS OTHERS WHO ARE IN THE SAME POSITION, FOR 23-YEAR-OLD MINDY DAVEY OF CLARENCE, MUSIC IS AN OUTLET. ((SHE’LL COME IN WITH AN ACOUSTIC TRACK JUST HER AND A GUITAR AND WE’LL WORK IT OUT WORK WITH THE SONG STRUCTURE A LITTLE BIT.)) EACH SONG IS BASED ON MINDY’S LIFE. DURING MINDY’S FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, HER MOTHER’S HEALTH WAS DECLINING. ((IT KIND OF AFFECTED ME. AND SO I WAS MEETING THE WRONG PEOPLE IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU KNOW I GOT CAUGHT UP IN A BAD CROWD AND SOMEBODY INVITED ME TO A PARTY ONE NIGHT AND IT STARTED RIGHT THERE I STARTED USING.)) BEFORE LONG – SHE WAS ADDICTED. ((I MEAN I’D USE ANYTHING BUT MY TWO MAINS WAS PAIN PILLS AND CRACK COCAINE.)) SHE STRUGGLED FOR NEARLY 5 YEARS BEFORE SHE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH. ((I GOT ENOUGH COURAGE AND STRENGTH IN ME TO CHECK MYSELF INTO REHAB AND A WEEK INTO REHAB I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY DAUGHTER ARIANNA AND SHE SAVED MY LIFE.)) MINDY VOWED TO STAY CLEAN AND HELP THE YOUTH AND OTHER PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION THROUGH MUSIC. ((IT’S HARD FOR THE YOUTH AND PEOPLE TO OVERCOME THAT ADDICTION BUT IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.)) MINDY HAS BEEN CLEAN FOR MORE THAN 7 YEARS. ONE OF HER SONGS CALLED ‘PEACE’ IS ALREADY OUT ON ITUNES. SHE’S RELEASING HER FIRST ALBUM IN JUNE DND SHE’S IN THE PROCESS OF PLANNING AN EAST

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