I would like to see, and we need to have, as many drug addicts returning to the community as possible.
There are too many opiate addicts who are presently being ostracized, and become distant from our community resources. These include teachers for our children and teens, employees of the various mills in the area, workers at stores and food sites, and employees of various agencies at the State House. These people can become better at their jobs (and happier!) if they were given better resources and more time to begin the process of changing themselves.
We have begun a new chapter in this ‘war against drugs’. I think it is time to change how we think about, and what we are doing for, addicted people in our communities.
What We Believe
There comes a time when what we are needs to become what we imagine ourselves to be. In this way, we can become more compassionate and better able to understand the lives lost to this scourge.
This is what we are aligning ourselves to become – better able to deal with the drug or alcohol abusing population.
I anticipate that everyone of those people who comes to our door is willing to change their lives. That is the only way to do this. My hope is that all of you will succeed.