Legal high addict offered job

04:42, Feb 12 2014
Anesha Stratton
HOPEFUL FUTURE: Tracie Stratton, left, is supporting her daughter, Anesha Stratton, as she tries to give up her addiction to synthetic cannabis

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.

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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."

The Marlborough Express