Of drugs and hard times

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,”  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/health/20lives.html?_r=1&hp 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.