(KHNL) It's a drug that has crippled many lives in Hawaii. Crystal meth, or ice, continues to make its way into headlines. But what you don't often hear are the success stories.
In many ways, Sasha Myers is just like us. She goes to work everyday and loves spending time with her family. But not too long ago, she led a very different life.
"I started stealing and I ended up getting into a lot of things that I promised myself I wouldn't do, one of them being prostitution" says Myers.
It all started when Sasha was just 13. That's when her cousins introduced her to crystal meth.
"And from that time on it was all over. I fell in love with crystal meth, I loved the way it made me feel. It made me feel beautiful."
She says it also made her forget her problems.
"One of the issues that I had to deal with was being adopted. My real mom not being in my life, I was subjected to a lot of physical abuse growing up. Also being raped, being molested by family members."
Sasha says the drug made her life spiral out of control. She spent 13 years, basically half her life, doing anything and everything to get that fix.
"My definition of prostitution is basically giving up my body for an even trade, whether it's for drugs, money, jewelry, clothing and that's what I fell into."