Article by John Inscore Essick

Dr. John Inscore Essick, Associate Professor of Church History at BSK, is a contributing writer to the Henry County Local. Inscore Essick has written several articles about addiction for the Henry County Local. His most recent article, “Reckoning with addiction: Loss spurs Jacena’s recovery” tells the story of Jacena, who became sober after a long road of addiction. It says,

“Sometimes one deep pain dislodges another, and in these deaths, addiction began to lose its grip on Jacena. She desperately wanted to be present and participate in her father’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery, but her mother would only allow it if Jacena was sober. She realized that if she didn’t get help, she, too, was going to end up dead. She thought of her son.”

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