NIMBY FEARS VS. REALITY
“After 40-year drug addiction, San Gabriel man has first sober Christmas with his family” is the Dec 24 headline of an article of the Pasadena Star-News. It describes a heroin addict who after almost 40 years “… finally walked into a methadone clinic and has not used heroin since.” While receiving methadone maintenance he has also been attending weekly meetings of a church-sponsored support group called “12 Steps with God”. Imagine if protesters and elected officials had prevented the local methadone clinic from opening - and the impact such rejection would have had on this man, his family, and on their “backyard”!
Full article: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_14065231