There’s a powerful piece in the New York Times today in a series called, “Lives Restored.”  This, “After Drugs and Dark Times, Helping Others to Stand  Back Up,” about a 41-year-old Delaware man’s struggles with addiction and mental illness.

Yes, yes, you’ve read (or pointedly not read) dozens of these types of stories before. Try one more. This is well-written, by reporter Benedict Carey, and with a compelling message: the power of peer counseling.

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