Former Addict Uses Her Story To Help Others In Need


Celebrating national recovery month

By Rebecca Pryor

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa – September is national recovery month and KCAU 9 is recognizing those in our community that have worked toward their goals of living an addiction-free lifestyle.

Which is how we met Ramona Wanned, a former addict who managed to turn her life around.

“I wanted something different and the only way to get something different is to do something different,” says Ramona.

18 year’s ago, Ramona decided her life needed a drastic change.

Ramona says,”I didn’t look at myself as an addict.”

Ramona, like many addicts, was in denial of her addiction for many years, missing out on her only daughter’s childhood.

Ramona’s daughter, Aja Simpson says, “It was lonely growing up. I essentially grew up without her, even though she was right there she really wasn’t.”

Ramona says, “And I looked at her and it was the god honest truth. How did I miss your whole life? I missed it because getting high was more important.”…click here to continue reading