Sandy began to experiment with drugs at the age of 12. Soon she was initiated into the Conejo Valley drug culture, trying everything from marijuana and crystal methamphetamines to alcohol and prescription drugs.
Sandy, 19, is now a recovering heroin addict.
Due to the sensitive nature of this article, Sandy and her mother, Carol, agreed to speak with The Acorn about drug abuse as long as their real names were not revealed.
The mother, daughter and younger brother lived in Oak Park and...