Sean O'Donnell

Sean O'Donnell

Ex-addict who found hope at Mission High now eager to help others

A small crowd quieted as Landynn Meyers stepped up to the microphone at an event commemorating the victims of drug overdoses.

“My name is Landynn; I’m kind of nervous,” he said before diving into a painstaking summary of his young life: the abuse that led him to start drinking and smoking marijuana, the harder drugs that followed, stealing from people just to get a fix.

Mission High School, which specializes in helping students recover from addiction, saved his life, he said.

The 18-year-old graduated last term as a Clark County School District Star Graduate, a recognition bestowed upon 45 students for academic excellence or for overcoming odds.

Now three years sober, Meyers hopes to one day help counsel other young people. He’s working to return to Mission High as a peer recovery specialist.

Click here to read the full article by Ricardo Torres-Cortez at the Las Vegas Sun.

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