EAGLE RIVER - Susan Cody started using drugs when she was just 16.
"I started out with pot it was in the 60s in the hippie era and it just progressed," said Cody.
After pot Cody started using heroin, crystal meth, and even crack.
"I have actually been code blue three times where people have or God has saved my life," said Cody.
Cody was on the run from the FBI and ended up in Taycheedah maximum security prison in 2008.
After getting out, moving to the Northwoods and losing her nephew to drugs, Susan found herself walking into the only place she thought would accept her, church.
"I walked in that room and I could feel things fluttering all around me," said Cody.
"A tear just flew from my eyes.
In prison you don't cry because you don't show weakness in there, but these tears wouldn't stop and I knew I needed to be there."
At Bible Study Susan met Barb, who we are only identifying by her first name, and turned her life around.
"Coming out of jail she did not know what life was like in the real world," said Barb.
"It is said the mind does not change it stays where it was when they started the addiction."
Barb made sure Cody didn't face recovery alone.
She became a helping hand, mentor and sister.
Now more than 10 years clean Cody is helping others overcome their addiction as a mentor with the Eagle River Police Department's new Addiction Assistance Program.