Stories of Addiction
Heroin addiction took over every aspect of Charlie's life, causing him to lose his family, friends, and sense of right and wrong. After spending nine months in jail, he was lucky enough to be admitted to Hope House Ministries, a treatment facility founded by Father Frank Pizzarelli. With the help of Hope House, Charlie was able to turn his life around. He is now a student in the Chemical Dependency Counselor Program at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, NY. If you, or someone you love, needs help, contact The Kolbe Center, at Hope House Ministries, 631-473-0025, or Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (LICADD), at 516-747-2606.
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