Legal high addict offered job

Legal high addict in rehab touched by job offer

ANNA WILLIAMS
Last updated 13:59 12/02/2014
Anesha Stratton
Emma Allen

HOPEFUL FUTURE: Tracie Stratton, left, is supporting her daughter, Anesha Stratton, as she tries to give up her addiction to synthetic cannabis

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Anesha Stratton, 19, who is attending a detox clinic in Christchurch for synthetic cannabis addiction, has been overwhelmed by people reaching out to her.

A business owner in Christchurch has offered Stratton a job when she has finished the detox programme.

The man contacted The Press, asking for Stratton to contact him if she needed a job to help with the rehabilitation process.

"Everyone deserves a second chance," he said in his message.

He declined to be identified.

Stratton will check in to the Kennedy Detox Unit at Hillmorton Hospital on Friday.

She said she had been contacted daily by people also struggling with synthetic cannabis addiction since an article was published a week ago.

Another 19-year-old addict in Christchurch contacted her on Facebook and asked if she could talk to her about what she was going through, she said.

"I cried," Stratton said.

"If I can save one person, or help one person from not going through what I have, it would mean the world to me."

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