Juan Flores of Madera saw his life derail after he became addicted to meth when his friends introduced him to it in May 2006.
“But I’m two years, five months and 11 days clean today,” he said proudly Thursday evening to a group of probationers celebrating their graduation from the Madera County Day Reporting Program — the same program that helped Flores turn his life around.
Flores called the Day Reporting Program, which offers parenting, substance abuse, employability and moral recognition therapy classes, a blessing. He recalled that it requires enrollees to set 1-year, 5-year and 10-year goals.
“I’ve accomplished every goal I’ve set,” he said. “I’ve gained employment, I volunteer, and now I’m making amends and paying back my debts. What makes the program work is the people that run it — the people that care.” ...