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Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Amber Brescoach and her son Jerad Mealy, 5, on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Huntington. Brescoach has been sober for five years.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a periodic series of articles examining the lives of people who have battled with addiction to drugs.

HUNTINGTON - Motherhood used to terrify 31-year-old mother of two Amber "Red" Brescoach. Stemming from her own rocky relationship with her mother and fueled by her drug addiction, there was a point at which she wasn't sure she even wanted to be a mother.

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