This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Transitional living facility under fire (Union Grove, Alabama)

It's a place where drug addicts can re-build their lives, so why are so many people complaining?

"We chose this place because it's so remote from any known dealers," explains President of Stepping Ahead, Dr. Mary Holley.

Maybe not the place for drug dealers, but a home to others.

Residents in Union Grove say the transitional living facility Dr. Holley has in mind is not welcome.

"I doubt you would find one supporter on the road if they answered honestly," says Scott Morgan.

"It's not in a neighborhood that's full of drugs, it's not in any neighborhood as a matter of fact," argues Dr. Holley.

Holley says you can't even see another house from the facilities front porch, but neighbors say it's what they can't see that worries them the most.

"Larson, vandalism, burglary, there's all kinds of concerns that go through your mind," says one neighbor.

Jeff Bodine will openly admit a prior addiction, and wants to help others at this particular facility get through their problems.

However, Bodine watching over addicts raises more concern from neighbors.

"My concern is he is a recovering addict, is he truly recovered," says Carla Spann.

"The biggest tool against the disease of addiction is the recovering addict," says Bodine.

Many of the residents wanted to stress that they're glad that people will be getting help, they would just rather it not be in their back yard.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIMBY!! Go find another spot Mary. Howsbout you build your little clubhouse in your own private little backyard of your own residence.

Monday, July 10, 2006 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to build a meth lab in Doctor Mary's backyard

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:43:00 AM  

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