If you're like many people who recently completed an inpatient program at a drug treatment center, one of your top priorities after rehab will be finding a job. Rest assured that you're not alone in your new job search. Diving back into the job market can feel intimidating for a person in recovery.
Imagine going into a police station with drugs on you. You ask for help, and instead of getting arrested, you get access to treatment. Towns like Dixon, Ill., are doing just that: Fighting the growing epidemic of drug overdose in our nation by taking action at a community level.
In one picture, H. Joseph “Joey” Ressler is smiling at his mother and lifting her off the ground. In another, a selfie, he's grinning like a little kid as two motorcyclists roar up from behind. He was just 24, and the future seemed limitless for the happy, talented young man.