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Anchorage helps others but now they're in need

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By Ryan Houston - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –The Anchorage treatment center has been fighting the good fight since 1953. Not receiving any help from the government makes them depend totally on donations.

And right now they're in need of food like eggs and meat.  Louis Huley is an example of why you should donate to their cause. He's been addicted to drugs on and off for 20 years.

But when he decided to make the first step in getting clean The Anchorage House gave him the solid foundation he needed. Louis Huley has battled addiction for years.

"Alcohol and cocaine and most of all crack cocaine," said Louis Huxley. As with most addicts, he never imagined the drugs and alcohol would take control of his life.

"In the beginning it was what I thought to be pretty manageable but down through the years I learned it was no such thing. A lot of pain involved a lot of guilt and sometimes it's just to much to bear," said Huxley. 

After years of struggle, he turned to the Anchorage."I started to look for a place that could help me put the pieces back together again," said Huxley. 

With an 80 percent success rate, Anchorage was the answer."We treat the addiction but we also treat the soul," said Director Kenneth Phillips."It's a great program for a guy that's ready for some help he can get it right here," said Huxley.

The Christian-based program uses the twelve steps to help men reach sobriety."We want the men to know the only way out is through God and thru the 12 steps and also bible teachings," said Phillips. 

"Knowing that god is able to do anything but fail and If I'm going to be successful I have to trust him," said Huxley. Producing productive members of society one heart at a time.

Now the anchorage house is always in need. They told me that during the summer is when it's really bad. Take everything in your home like clothes, food and finances. Multiply that by 55 and that's where the need is.

The Anchorage wants everyone to know by donating. They are also helping to send men back to healthier lifestyles.

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