After last night’s airing of A&E’s “Dope Man,” we have been overwhelmed with love and support from people across the nation.
Hundreds of phone calls, text messages, and Facebook page requests have been flooding in and we are doing everything we can to get back to them as soon as possible.
It is our hope, with the airing of this show, people will gain a better understanding of what addiction is. How it affects families. How it can exist anywhere, and take a hold of anyone.
The drug epidemic can seem incredibly overwhelming at times. Many people have told me personally that they could not work in this field because it is “too depressing.” Or they say, “The success rate is so low, how could you do this?” “This field will chew you up and spit you out.”
I doubt those people have witnessed the true beauty of recovery. I doubt they have seen the color return to someone’s face as they begin to grasp sobriety and feel alive for the first time in a long time. Although these transformations can be few and far between, when they happen it is nothing short of magic.
We hope that “Dope Man” provided a glimpse, not only into the dark world of drug addiction but the light and hope that comes with a flourishing recovery.
We are so thankful to those at A&E who believed in this show, and to those who have continued to support AMIRF throughout the years. We promise to continue to guide and direct addicts into treatment and to continue bringing individuals from Dope to Hope, one addict at a time.