Grateful to have been given the opportunity

PUBLISHED: 08:51 25 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:55 24 May 2010

WITH reference to the article 'Rehab drop-outs are burgling your home', I would like to see some real research done on this subject as I am fed up with Weston's crime problems being blamed on the unsuccessful rehabilitation of 'outsiders'. It is highly l

WITH reference to the article 'Rehab drop-outs are burgling your home', I would like to see some real research done on this subject as I am fed up with Weston's crime problems being blamed on the unsuccessful rehabilitation of 'outsiders'. It is highly likely the majority of Weston's own addicts who seek help move elsewhere for treatment. I am in recovery, having gone through a reputable treatment centre and my son is also now clean, having gone through one considered not reputable and sadly now closed. We are both very grateful to have been given the opportunity to start afresh in Weston and are working towards becoming hard working and respectable members of the community.I have many friends in Weston who have done the same and are working in many areas including the caring professions and some even do voluntary work to 'give back'. The figures for this would be hard to obtain, as part of our programme requires us to remain anonymous for our own safety. Many do relapse and some of them do commit crime and in my mind, anyone either addict or normal who has to steal from others has some sort of problem anyway.The people of Weston should be proud their town is helping people get their lives back on track, instead of hammering rehabs who are essentially there to do a good job.NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED

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