by Patti Fay Hickox
September 03, 2004
Our Faith Community doesn't have money to treat the cronic alcoholic and/or drug addict. Your workplace would tell you to go to treatment, but treatment centers are full. It takes 6 months to get a patient a bed in a treatment center. Some die before getting treatment. The help lines can do nothing but tell you that it is a 6 month waiting period to get a bed in treatment.
Don't say you care Mr. Government unless you provide the money for treatment centers. Treatment works! I know I have been sober and a productive member of society for the last 16 years. Help was there when I needed it and I did not have to wait 6 months. If they had told me to wait 6 months for treatment I would not be alive today to write this letter.
Patti Fay Hickox
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