I believe that with experience comes wisdom. There are over 23 million drug addicts and alcoholics in America. This far surpasses the number of an all out Epidemic! In my home state of Oklahoma, there are over 7000 men and women in prison for drug related offenses. In total there are 11,700 inmates. People, we have a serious issue here! I can honestly say, from my own experience, that most of these offenders would greatly benefit from an inpatient treatment facility that specializes in treatment of addiction, mental health, and assistance with finding resources to build a stable life after treatment. I feel passionate about this subject! I am someone who has been beaten down by this disease! And yes, it is a disease! But there is hope! I am living proof of what can happen with the proper treatment, meds, etc. Over the next few months I will be sharing alot of my thoughts on this subject, however I will try to focus on the solution instead of the problem. This is just a brief introduction to get this blog up and rolling. Check back often, I will be covering alot of ground and sharing some very interesting, possibly embarrassing amusing stories. It’s my story so I’ll tell it how I want!