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Singer Sheila Raye Charles shares her battle with drug abuse - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Singer Sheila Raye Charles shares her battle with drug abuse

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BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont is in the national spotlight lately when it comes to heroin and opiate addiction. Singer Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of soul icon Ray Charles, knows about these issues all too well.

She suffered sexual abuse in her childhood, was addicted to crack cocaine for 20 years and had three stints in federal prison. She now tours around the country to sing and talk about her experiences and share her story of recovery.
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