Women In Recovery Program Honors First Graduate Class


Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 6:12 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK --- Wednesday was graduation day for participants of a ground-breaking reform program called "Women in Recovery.

The program was pioneered in Tulsa and allows women to enter rehab instead of going to prison.

Kimberly Cummings is one of the first six graduates. She was a drug addict for 23-years. She was arrested for meth last year and faced a 10-year prison sentence. Cummings told the News On 6 she wouldn't be where she is today without the program.

"My life has changed. Every aspect of it - from the way I speak, to the things I do on a daily basis, to what I do at night, how I relate with people," Cummings said. "Everything about me has changed."

The program is funded by the George Kaiser family foundation.

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