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Will of the People

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What will it take for state legislators to focus on answers to the opioid epidemic? by Chris Horne “All 99 of us (in the Ohio House of Representatives) couldn’t be more different, but we all have heroin in common,” says State Rep. Greta Johnson (Akron-D), who ... More »

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Counting Days: You’ll find hope in Akron’s Recovery Court

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by Chris Horne A small blond boy scampers around on the burgundy carpet, going as he pleases between the tables and chairs. He’s oblivious to the proceedings, even when everyone erupts into applause for his mother because she quit smoking four months earlier. ... More »

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Roots and Recovery in a Primitive Swamp Bed

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Exploring the Ritchie Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park by M. Sophie Hamad   Editor’s note: I wrote this piece last year, in 2015. Yesterday, May 15, 2016, I graduated college. It was also my nine-year recovery anniversary. Therefore, I thought it fitting t... More »