Pubdate: Mon, 01 Apr 2002
Source: Austin American-Statesman (TX)
Copyright: 2002 Austin American-Statesman
Author: Bill Wigmore


The March 24 article on Miles Davis' chef turned attorney turned drug 
addict did a great community service in chronicling the rise and fall of 
yet another talented victim of the illness of chemical dependency 
("Lawyer's descent from jazz to jail fueled by drugs"). Alcoholism and drug 
addiction are equal opportunity illnesses affecting professionals as well 
as more common folk.

Austin supports only about 16 detox beds with long waiting lists for men 
and women seeking help with recovery. Currently at Austin Recovery, 145 men 
and women are waiting for treatment space to become available. The judges 
in the article could all see that treatment was needed for this man. When 
will Texans see the obvious benefits for the thousands of others?


Executive Director

Austin Recovery
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