LETTERS: Volken Academy operator understands recovery from addiction takes time

Editor:

Thank you for publishing the article about the John Volken Academy and the wonderful work they do for young people with an addiction problem.

It is such a shame that there are empty beds available and I hope that this article will help parents who are desperate for help for their son or daughter who has an addiction.

Yes, $5,000 is a large amount of money, but for two years’ room, board and treatment it is certainly worth pursuing.

I’m sure there are many good people who may be able to help a struggling family with the down payment.

Many addicts move in and out of regular facilities but this man with a big heart recognizes that it takes time to deal with putting an addicted young person back together again and contributing to the good of their community.

John Volken saw a need and is filling it.

I take my hat off to him.

Patricia Kealy, White Rock

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