“My name is Jeremy Miller and I am a person in recovery suffering from the disease of addiction. I am in sober living at The McShin Foundation Recovery Community Organization. First off, I would like to say that I owe my new life to these people. I have been an active addict for 25 years and had no exposure to rehabilitation before I wound up in the McShin Recovery Pod at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. It saved my life and my families lives by allowing me to become the father my daughter needs and the person my family always wanted me to be.
From 2017 to 2018, I spent a year at the regional jail for drug charges with no rehabilitation offered and wound up using within days of my release. Incarceration did not help my disease at all. Rehabilitation was the only thing that worked. The tools and education, combined with the clean-time, all given to me here at the McShin RCO, have allowed me the confidence to be a productive member of society. America will not succeed at arresting its way out of this problem. Rehabilitation provides the only positive outcome for those who suffer from the disease of addiction.”