Jeannie and Rebecca are both 30 years old and could be any roommates trying to make lives in Boston.
They look happy, healthy, and stylish — an appearance that shows just how far they’ve come. The two are recovering from heroin addiction — a habit that Jeannie says almost killed her.
"I relapsed back in March of last year and I woke up with a breathing tube down my throat and lucky just to make it," she said.
Now, Jeannie and Rebecca consider themselves lucky to have ended up in jail instead of dead. While on probation, they were beginning to put their lives back together — living at the halfway house on Long Island.
Read more and watch the video at the WGBH website.