Gabi's Story



(KVUE) Austin Recovery Network connected KVUE with Gabi, an Austin-area teenager whose full name we're redacting for her privacy.

"So, my first overdose, I had just started using drugs and I was 12 years old," Gabi said. 

These days, Gabi attends a recovery high school in Central Austin. It's called University High School and it's located inside a church on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The charter school is part of Austin Recovery Network and it's there that Gabi gets the help to stay sober — though she admits getting to this point has been challenging and she almost didn't make it.

By her own account, Gabi has tempted fate more than a dozen times.