Being the mother of an addict, I have found that recent letters stating that addiction to drugs is a curable illness, or it's not an illness at all, highly disturbing. I am here to tell you that it is a disease no different than alcoholism.
Addiction to drugs is not different than the alcoholic being addicted to alcohol, it is just a different choice of drug.
The alcoholic may be able to function somewhat better than an addict, but in the end the outcome is the same. Rehab to detox from the chemicals put in your body, whether through ingesting, smoking, snorting or injecting, it's the same thing.
It's all about making choices rather right, wrong or indifferent. If an alcoholic is sober, it's because they made the conscientious choice not to drink. The same principal goes for an addict who chooses not to use.
Project F.A.I.T.H, a non-profit organization of mothers, fathers, friends and family of addicts and alcoholics are there to offer support for families dealing with these addiction issues. We meet Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building on Market Street in Sunbury. If weather permits, we meet in the park across the street.
Our goal is to fight the war on drugs and its effects on society by helping all those that reach out. We have God on our side to guide us and the help of all those who volunteer their time and services.
It's time America, to wake up and see what is affecting our lives and taking the next generation at such an early age.
Sandy Anspach, Milton, Secretary Project F.A.I.T.H.