Feb 12, 2019
CBC News/Prince Edward Island
'Just for today I'm not going to use, and I live it that way'
Kyle Buote, now 27, remembers sitting in the auditorium at his high school, listening to recovering addicts share their experiences.
"I remember … sitting there and truly knowing that would never be me. And then 10 years later I'm up there," Buote said.
Ford spent seven months at the Portage program in New Brunswick.
"That was a huge game changer for me, getting off the Island and leaving all the old friends and leaving everything behind," she said.
"I couldn't have that with me in order to actually do the steps to change."
Photo: Kyle Buote and Kelsey Ford have been friends since elementary school, and have shared both drug addiction and recovery. (Matt Rainnie/CBC)