The Wife of a Heroin User by (Lynn Ramsey-Smith) A True Short-Story (Pt. 1) 

Jerome was a thief. He would steal anything and was good at it. One time, he walked into a department store and walked out with a bicycle and a Walkman  and no one stopped him. He stole our rent money and even went into the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. where I worked using my badge to get in and my keys to open the gift shop I managed and he stole everything out of the safe. I was in  panic mode trying to figure why he wanted to hurt me so badly.

I think the worst thing about his addiction was that he was taking my son on drug buys with him while I was at work. He would leave him with drug dealers while he went and shot up. I thank God for protecting my child from harm.

He was arrested a few times while we were married and I actually divorced him while he was in jail the second time. I still hoped he would change. He has so much potential, he was a talented artist.  The last time I saw him was right before we moved to Alabama, my son wanted to say goodbye to him. He looked awful. He was on some kind of psychotropic meds and had put on a lot of weight and had the tremors.

I found out about two years ago that he had passed away. The drugs had destroyed him to the point that he was only 90 lbs. when he died. It breaks my heart that someone I loved so dearly could give in to such a horrific addiction.

There are so many people out there Like Jerome, whether its heroin, crack ,cocaine, or weed, it can destroy lives. Not just the lives of the addict, but the lives of the ones that love him.

Writer/ Lynn Smith
The Founder,  Ms. Tonya Clark

The Founder, Ms. Tonya Clark

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Drug abuse is at an all time high and it has preyed on our youth as well as the older generation. This is a Program of Action to make a Lifetime of Difference and is birthed thru the 'ARC' Concept.

Regaining One's Identity, and Keeping It!

We are all familiar with the 'Amber Alert'. It is a National Calling Call 'Alert', that goes forth to  warn the public of a missing child, and to assist if at all possible, by being aware of  'Tags, Color of Vehicles, and etc.. to aid in finding the missing child.

Similarly Addicts  eventually lose their identities, through bad choices and  leading their lives down a tumultuous path, that eventually will lead to Death or Imprisonment. Some have lost their identities to 'Molly',  'Crack" , 'Crystal Meth',  "Heroin",, "Cocaine", Alcoholism, in addition to Pain Medications.  This Project is a "National Calling Call"  to assist in bringing these people back to 'themselves'.   Luke 11:12 ,, These Addicts must return back to 'Themselves',, before its too late.

Here at the ARC ,  We are petioning for your  financial assistance in any form, small or great to began the Building of the 'Arc". This is a 12 step Based Spiritual Program, with the Proclamation of Jesus as being the "Key" to Staying Clean and Sober,, Not just for 3 or 6 mos.,, But for a LIFETIME.

Arc 1 - Atlanta , Ga.
Arc 2- Anniston,  Alabama

God Bless.

Administrator- Founder- Tonya Clark
Assistant Admin.- Lynn Ramsey Smith