Battling The Despair Of Opioid Addiction In An Unexpected Place


By Rebecca Kesten – Fox News

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Sam Hall sat on his narrow bed, his thin frame propped up against the concrete wall, periodically glancing up from a well-worn paperback novel. He was waiting for his afternoon addiction recovery meeting to begin.

Sam has been clean and sober since last summer when he was arrested for driving under the influence. At the time, he had been an alcoholic and a regular heroin user.

He’s not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 10 million adult men have “Alcohol Use Disorder.”

“It’s gotten to the point now where it’s just– I’m either going to get out of here,” Hall reflected, “or I’m gonna die this way. I mean, that’s it.”…click here to continue reading