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The Anchorage Inc. Celebrates 50 Years

October  25, 2003

By Scott Hunter

Millions of Americans suffer with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Saturday Anchorage Inc., a Christian residential faculty that helps men beat those addictions, celebrated a milestone . Clients, government officials, and the community  gathered together to celebrate  50 years of saving lives.

 Drew Smith has come full circle since his time at the Anchorage. He had abused drugs and alcohol since he was a teenager. He credits the Anchorage for turning  his life around.

"Its a place where people come and find themselves again", says Smith.

"To me it's a spiritual place" he says. 

And for Smith, it was in the center's small kitchen that he found hisself.

" Cooking is a passion to me. I love preparing meals. When I came here I was able to put my heart back into it and I found that little piece of me that enjoyed doing something else besides drugs and alcohol" said Smith.

 Speaker Lt. Governor Mark Taylor stressed the importance  of the substance abuse clinic."Certainly drugs and alcohol abuse if it has not touched every family its touched almost every family" said Talyor. " And we see the way people suffer when they are addicted, and it is such a challenge to break threw that addictions."

Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman proclaimed ,Oct. 25th Anchorage Day.

If you would like to donate to the Anchorage Program  call (229) 435-5692 . The center is located at 162 Hampton Lane , Leesburg,GA 31763. 

posted at 7:57 pm by scott.hunter@walb.com