Woman Battling Addiction Reveals Motherhood Saved Her

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Playing Former Addict Returns to Tell Her Story of Sobriety and Motherhood

Gia previously appeared on The Doctors as she battled drug addiction, and returns to share how becoming a mother saved her life and helped her finally get sober.

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When we first met Gia and her family, she was in midst of her addiction battle and been to rehab 3 times, detox 4 times, jail twice, and had overdosed. She agreed to seek treatment during her appearance, but she left the rehab facility after just 2 days. Her family went through long periods of time not knowing where she was or if she was alive. She did return home, but unfortunately, continued to use drugs.

Gia then got pregnant and arrested, and she tells The Doctors, "I felt my baby kick for the first time [while] in jail." She says feeling her baby for the first time helped her realize it was time to stop using drugs. "I got sober and I've never looked back," she is happy to share with The Doctors.

In her sobriety, Gia explains her loved ones and her higher power have guided her. "I owe it all to my baby, and God and my family," she tells Dr. Ian Smith.

Gia's mom Marisa, and her sister Azaiah, share they never gave up on Gia and call her "a miracle."  Sister Azaiah says she is amazed at how her younger sibling has transformed her life and stepped up to the challenges of being a parent, saying her sister is so maternal and hands-off and is truly living the life she was meant to. 

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The Doctors wish Gia and her family continued success and hope her story can help inspire others to get the help. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please call the confidential and free National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or visit their website

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