Pubdate: Wed, 11 Jan 2006
Source: Greensboro News & Record (NC)
Copyright: 2006 Greensboro News & Record, Inc.
Author: Wayne Stutts
Bookmark: (Treatment)


The article about Alcohol and Drug Services in the News & Record 
(Jan. 6) exposed what many of us have known for some time. In my 
opinion, it is a gigantic waste of money to continue to fund them. I 
have been involved with recovering alcoholics and drug addicts for 
almost 30 years. I know many crack addicts and alcoholics, including 
myself, who have been clean and sober for many years. I am very 
familiar with ADS, and I would rate them practically useless.

I hope the county commissioners take a good look at where they are 
spending money and will allow those of us who are recovering some 
input in future treatment plans. Crack addiction is at epidemic 
levels and is costing untold millions of dollars. Many of those in 
our jails and prisons are addicts.

I absolutely know that proper treatment does work. The main problem 
is we have several so-called treatment centers around like ADS that 
don't have a clue how to treat these people.

Wayne Stutts

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