This is an awesome recovery story! Thanks for posting it! It would be great to connect with John as my story is very similar. Give him my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Story by Dixie Reid | Photo by Tim Engle
John Lewis Sullivan was addicted to drugs at age 13, stealing to support his habit and generally making mischief of varying degrees. He’s since spent 18 of his 42 years in jail or in California’s prison system.
“I’d never been out a whole year until I decided to change my life,” Sullivan says. “Don and his program helped me.”
Don Troutman, a recovering alcoholic, is the founder of Clean & Sober Intentional Living, a communal-living program for people committed to a lifetime of sobriety. It’s the oldest and largest such community in Northern California, with 15 residences in Orangevale and Fair Oaks.
“After they leave treatment, a lot of people…
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