Hours before daylight, hundreds of desperate people wait outside the gate. They hold pieces of paper with numbers, praying theirs are low enough to assure entry. They have traveled too far and endured too much to be denied.
New Bethany home for girls in Arcadia, La., operated from the 1970’s through 2001. State officials and law enforcement documented numerous confirmed reports of physical abuse of children who lived in the residential private christian home.
In 2008, Nancy Hinz had recently finished rehab, the last of three attempts at becoming sober after years of alcohol abuse. After not even a year of sobriety, Nancy was suddenly forgetting appointments and losing her way around her hometown. She would pause to call one of her sisters for directions to their houses, which she had visited hundreds of times.
Susan Sanbourne is on a diet. A deadly diet. She suffers from a combination of eating disorders – anorexia nervosa an bulimia. They combine the intense fear of going weight with episodes of binge eating and self-induced vomiting.
Remote Area Medical (RAM), is a nonprofit volunteer medical relief corps based in Knoxville, Tennessee, RAM provides free health, dental and vision care to people in remote areas of the United States and around the world.
Generations under the influence is an attempt to put faces on an issue that is so tightly woven into societyʼs tapestry that we often donʼt realize when it is causing our own lives to unravel. Alcoholʼs influence can be found be found in every ethnic and social economic corner of our world. That impact is not limited by age, and it persists from generation to generation.
The economy may be improving since the Great Recession, but the recovery is still leaving many of Americans who were hit the hardest behind.