18th and 19th Century Care for “Drunks”

Beginning in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, institutions were created in the United States to care for the “drunks.”  Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the first to recommend that alcoholism was related to a disease and needed to be treated medically (White, 1998). Before institutions were created […]

The Anonymous People Film Screening Monday in Richmond

Did you know that 23.5 million people in America are living in long-term recovery? Greg Williams’ film “The Anonymous People” is the voice for these 23.5 million people and shares how the recovery movement is transforming how addiction is handled in our community. RICHMOND FILM SCREENING INFORMATION IS BELOW! “The Anonymous People” features Richmond leaders […]

Saving Grace – Style Weekly

From Style Weekly – May 1, 2013 – by James A. Bacon Article with pictures can be viewed by clicking here — Karl Green recalls committing his last act of violence as if it were yesterday. Three years ago he was serving time in the Richmond City Jail. A veteran of Virginia’s correctional system, he […]