How Edgar Allan Poe Saved Ingrid, a Latina Addicted to Prescription Drugs

When You Realize It’s Okay to be Different

“You can’t expect things to just happen, you have to go out and get them.”  After nearly losing everything because of a severe addiction to prescription drugs, this 18-year-old decided to give life and school another shot. Ingrid Lopez, started with baby steps. She signed up for her first class and passed it in a week. From there, there were no limits. What inspired her? Dark, raw, poetry like the works of Edgar Allan Poe that remind her there is always someone who has it worse – and if they made it through, so could she.

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