There is hope |

There is hope

I met Scott Krause when he completed the drug treatment program he was in. I also know Terri Pettigrew and Mark Bowden, all of them accused of terrible crimes and addicts like myself. They and others like them are constant reminders of what can happen if an addict refuses to stay actively involved in their recovery.

There is no cure for the disease of addiction but it can be put into remission. And that takes personal effort in the form of going to 12-step meetings, spiritual maintenance, and diligently working a proven, simple program of recovery on a daily basis for the rest of one’s life.

There is help out there for any addict still suffering and caught in the grips of active addiction. But you have to want it bad enough to reach out. And be willing to listen to others who have recovered and implement certain changes in your life. It is not going to fall in your lap. It may well be the hardest thing you have ever done, and the most rewarding. You will never have to use drugs again. There is hope. Don’t wait until you have crossed a line that cannot be uncrossed.

Bob Rogers

Nevada City

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