It was Christmas Eve 2014 and Ryan Curry was waiting in a rundown motel to do a drug deal.
He said that when the police arrested him instead, he was almost relieved.
“There was a point in time where I didn’t think I could ever get out,” said Curry, 28 years old and now clean. “But I got out by the grace of God. I’m here right now.”
Curry, addicted to opioids since the age of 17, graduated from the Edmonton Drug Treatment Court Service program on Dec. 21, 2016 — almost two years to the day he was picked up by the cops for drug trafficking and possession.
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Published in the CBC News, May 25, 2017