You are to be congratulated on bringing the heartache of recovery to your readers in "Coming Clean" (July 29). More important is making them aware that recovery is possible.
Author Marita Hernandez is to be complimented on such an in-depth study. However, I felt the article didn't clearly emphasize the positive aspects of coming clean and also needs some clarification.
Seventy-five percent of Impact's services are free to the person who cannot afford treatment. Four of the six people in the article are clean and sober as of the writing of this letter. The article dramatized and focused on some isolated situations--signs, handcuffs, et cetera--that in reality rarely occur.
The author could have mentioned her visit to a completion ceremony for the 60 people who joined almost 10,000 other Impact alumni on a new road to life.