Posts in category "recovery"

The Other Side-truly Chicago's very own story of addiction, recovery and friendship - oh and Jimmy Kimmel talked about it last night! Here is how it all began!

In September of 2009, Chris Reed was 19 years old lying in a hospital bed — after his third heroin overdose — telling his family he wanted to die. With a raging drug addiction that began when he was just about 14 with alcohol and marijuana, he had hit his rock bottom. But today, Reed,... Read more »

True humanity in the face of recovery, not celebrity

They say never judge a book by its cover. I recently wrote a story for the Chicago Tribune about a group of four young men from the far northwest suburbs, in their early twenties, who had already gone through enough chaos and self-destruction in their lives to last a lifetime. They each, at one point... Read more »