In West Virginia, Men In Recovery Look To Trump For A ‘Helping Hand’

A bulletin board in the detox unit at Recovery Point of Huntington, W. Va., a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, is covered with photos of former residents who died of their addictions.

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A bulletin board in the detox unit at Recovery Point of Huntington, W. Va., a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, is covered with photos of former residents who died of their addictions.

Sarah McCammon/NPR

Decorations are sparse at Recovery Point, a residential treatment center in Huntington, W. Va. That’s why the bulletin board covered with photos of men stands out. The men spent time here, but didn’t survive their addictions. They’re all dead now.

“We keep a constant reminder in here for individuals who come into our detox facility. We have, ‘But for the grace of God, there go I,'” says Executive Director Matt Boggs, pointing to the words on the board.

Boggs, 35, would know. He started as a resident here five years ago, looking for a way out of addiction and homelessness.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/02/08/513739342/in-west-virginia-men-in-recovery-look-to-trump-for-a-helping-hand?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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