Stories on Addiction

Don’t Believe in Stereotypes

Rex’s Story As told to Missy Reid A pill head is someone who is incoherent, has slurred speech and doesn’t function. She pretty much behaves like a drunk. She can’t get up for work and spends her days in bed or on the couch and hides herself away from family and friends. That was my definition … [Read more...]

Featured Story: Building Character

Featured Story: Building Character

This week’s featured story comes from McPherson, Kansas, where Circles of McPherson County used The Facing Project model to tell the stories of those in their program who have overcome poverty. Once broken by lingering abuse bandaged only with drugs and alcohol, one woman in their program … [Read more...]

Featured Story: Finding Home

Featured Story: Finding Home

It’s easy to dismiss a person if you don’t know their story. I’ve done it before. As much as I have been engaged in and with communities for the last two decades, it wasn’t until I was involved with Circles of Delaware County through TEAMWork for Quality Living that I realized how much I had … [Read more...]

Featured Story: The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

Featured Story: The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

The word drug addict stirs up images of individuals who have hit rock bottom, people who have made bad choices in life, or folks who are so seduced by the sense of a high that they give up everything they love to not have to come back down. Those are the images most of us think about when we hear … [Read more...]