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A Legacy of Compassion

"You can't keep it unless you give it away."  This tradition in the recovery community truly resonates with John.  With 35 years of sobriety, he is proud to share his story and lend support to others who are battling addiction the way he did before he found Cedar House.

At Cedar House in 1984, John found comfort, care and compassion.  That was a first for him.  Growing up in a household laden with substance abuse and dependence, he found himself falling deep into addiction at a young age.  Both of his parents were heavy drinkers.  He lost his mother to alcoholism and witnessed his sister's struggles with drugs throughout his youth. 

Fortunately, his sister learned about Cedar House and began the program.  It wasn't long after she was admitted, that John called asking for help, too.  He had been fired from his job and says,
"I just couldn't take care of myself." That's when he began withdrawal management at Cedar House.  During those challenging d…

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Understanding the Condition

A Mother's Love

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A Poet's View

Unbreakable Strength