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Addiction: Stories of Hope

Addiction: Stories of Hope

Addiction: Stories of Hope

Addiction: Stories of Hope


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Easy Does It, Inc., (EDI), located in the serene countryside of Leesport, Pennsylvania, provides transitional housing for people recovering from the disease of addiction. On a holiday weekend in September, seven college students selected for the Writing Wrongs program visited EDI. They interviewed residents willing to share their stories, resulting in the true narratives contained in this print and digital edition. The students volunteered their time and skills in the hope that their work will deliver strength to others in recovery, as well as a new understanding of the disease to society in general.

Writing Wrongs is a project borne of the desire to illuminate the ills in our society through the power of the pen and the lens. By telling the stories of those directly involved, Writing Wrongs offers a different and often-ignored perspective that challenges stereotypes and prejudices. Writing Wrongs has full nonprofit status as a fiscally sponsored project of Humanitarian Social Innovations. All proceeds will be used to support the mission of Writing Wrongs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986211027
Publisher: New Dawn Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 10/10/2016
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

• Kristen Cervenak, Northampton Community College
• Chloe Schultz, La Salle University
• Justin Sweitzer, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
• Francheska Taveras, Albright College
• Tamara Udowenko, Albright College

Table of Contents

2. Writing Wrongs Meets Easy Does It

3. After Years of Chaos, Kathy Schadler Finds Dedication at EDI

4. Addiction Is Just a Symptom

6. Christopher Thomas Strives to Rise Beyond Insecurities

8. New Resident Receives First Treatment After 10 Years in Pa. Jail System

12. Finding Strength and Happiness

14. "Just a Couple of Beers"

16. Bryan Belk Sets Goals for Drug-Free Recovery

18. Angela Powell Finds Chance for Redemption at EDI

20. Teenager Seeks Help from Easy Does It, Future Looks Bright

22. You're Not Alone

24. Men Suffering from Addiction Find Fellowship at Spiritual Breakfast

26. Addiction's Power Over Women

29. Temptation Is a Killer

30. I Now Understand

32. It's Never Too Late

33. An Unintended Forgiveness

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