Weir Advocate For Drug-free Lifestyles

By Misty Volaski

Ojai's Rosie Weir never went to a university; in her words, she was educated "in the school of hard knocks." But it's precisely that education that gives her the experience she needs to run Ventura County Teen Challenge, a nonprofit organization which houses 59 women for one year as they recover from drug and alcohol addictions.

"I grew up in the hippie days. I had issues in my youth," Weir said. After recovering, a friend asked her to speak at a Teen Challenge event in

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