Her relationship with her daughter has improved, too. When her daughter gave birth to a son, Gretz said her daughter invited her to come to El Paso, Texas, for a while to help. And when Gretz got married recently, her daughter was the maid of honor.
"When I came into recovery, I was so broken and hollow," she said. "When you come to recovery, there's always someone in the room who has done it before. ... I felt loved here."
If You Go What Recovery Walk for Hope, the inaugural awareness walk for the Southern Minnesota Recovery Connection When Saturday -- Registration begins at 8 a.m.; opening ceremony begins at 9; walk begins at 10:30; lunch is at noon. Where Sibley Park in Mankato Cost $15, includes lunch and T-shirt Contact Emma at 386-5728 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.